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September 20, 2013

Toffee Factory is delighted to be joining forces with the creative minds of MADE NORTH to bring EDITION#1, a celebration of contemporary northern graphic art, design and illustration, to Newcastle. For the duration of Northern Design Festival (10th – 19th October) this exhibition will showcase a selection of the best contemporary limited edition prints and zines produced by northern designer/makers, including The Designers Republic.


Patrick Murphy, curator of MADE NORTH, said of this collaborative venture:

“It is great working with the Toffee Factory to deliver the MADE NORTH Edition #1 exhibition.

MADE NORTH works across all areas of design from product to graphic and beyond. The north has such a rich heritage and vibrant contemporary design scene it’s very exciting to promote it. “


This celebration of contemporary northern graphic art, design and illustration features work by TDR™, OWT, Founded, We Live Here, Mick Marston and more. And if this wasn’t enough for you, there will be an evening of designer talks including none other than Ian Anderson of Designers Republic (TDR) notoriety. This one-off event will coincide with the launch of The Designers Republic + MADE NORTH Limited Edition print (Made – North of Nowhere) of which only 150 will be available. Speaking alongside Ian and Ashleigh of TDR will be Craig Oldham and Jonathan Wilkinson from We Live Here.

This ticketed event will be held Monday 14th October, 6.00 – 8.00pm.


Autechre Oversteps by Ian Anderson


Lisa Tolan of Creative Space Management, who run Toffee Factory, said:

“We’re thrilled to host this fantastic exhibition celebrating some of the exceptional work produced in the North. Excitement is already building around the evening of talks which will no doubt be another sell out-event at Toffee Factory.”

As a home to numerous designers Toffee Factory is a fitting location for what promises to be the icing on Northern Design Festival’s cake.

The exhibition will be open to the public 10th – 19th October (closed Sunday) 10 – 5pm

Tickets for the designers talks on Monday 14th October cost £15 and are available here


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