Second chapter

Riding BMX bikes and playing in post-punk bands were his first passions. So why has Consett-born Adam Glihespy become so obsessed with a 19th century Newcastle engraver?

Gilhespy’s creative career to date has taken in photography, graphc design, typography and art directing magazines in the north east. But now working as an engineer in London, Gilhespy’s discovery of Joseph Crawhall II’s unique engravings, illustrations and ‘chapbooks’ – and his belief that they influenced the modernist art movement, as well as many of today’s illustrators – has turned into a mission. A quest to remind the north east of its forgotten genius.



Read the full version in The Northern Correspondent #7