The Northern Block brings a fresh, anti-establishment attitude to every single one of their type designs. Jonathan Hill first began The Northern Block in 2006, in a studio tucked away in historic Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Jonathan’s own approach to type design is one that strikes a flawless balance between modern aesthetics that please the masses and individuality that leaves a lasting impact, neatly wrapped up with the comprehensive practicality that graphic designers crave.


The Northern Block’s latest release, Makozin, is a humanist sans serif type design with an unapologetically fashionable appeal. Fluid lines and stylish curvatures make this type design absolutely gorgeous in both print and digital applications.

Makozin is easy on the eyes, quite literally, with a clean legibility that makes it an excellent choice for editorial spreads and advertising layouts, as well as web and mobile applications. Corporate communications speak with greater professionalism, business cards and letterhead project authority, and product packaging clearly markets its merchandise in a way that gets immediate attention.


Available in five weights with corresponding true italics for each, Makozin offers plenty of goodies, including contextual alternates, standard and discretionary ligatures, subscripts and superscripts, fractions, and oldstyle figures. Its multilingual support extends to Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Catalan, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Pan African Latin, Dutch, and Basic Greek for effective designs that reach a worldwide audience.

Christmas is almost here and Makozin is on sale for 70% off of its regular price right now through December 25th, so if you’re shopping for a graphic designer (or yourself!) it’s a great time to grab this one.


We encourage you to visit The Northern Block’s extensive portfolio available through YouWorkForThem. With nearly 100 products available, you’ll find a type design for just about every type of design!