It’s Grim Up North…
These lovely little brass arrows are stamped with the phrase ‘It’s grim up north’ with a star at the end. The phrase is taken from a single released in the 90s by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (The JAMs). Its lyrics list towns and cities in the North of England, set to a pounding industrial techno beat. I’m originally from Leeds and it’s a term I heard and used often in my youth.
Each arrow is individually stamped and handcut from recycled brass industry offcuts and finished off with a sturdy brass pin and rubber pin back. Each pin is totally unique.
The sheet is thick and weighty and the brass pins measure approximately 5.5cm long by 1.3cm high.