Last week I attended an event at the DCA in Dundee which had been organised by Gordon J Millar, the creator of Scot Street Style. Gordon started Scot Street Style with the aim of providing a platform that would help raise the profile of creativity in Scotland by giving like-minded creatives across the country the opportunity to come together at events such as the one I attended. And it was a lot of fun.
But it was Millar's announcement during the event about Scot Street Style's first book, which he hopes to release later this year and is currently crowd funding on Kickstarter, that I would like to talk about in more detail with you.
What's the book about?
#Onward! Scot Street Style Annual 2015 will showcase the amazingly diverse, creative and vibrant energy of Scotland. Our goal is to collect and squeeze as much of this into our first annual - a beautifully produced, square (to reflect our start on Instagram!) 300 page hardback book that will sit proudly on coffee tables and shelves across the world.
Publishing is as much an art as it is a business and so to help share this book with the world we are working with Tiger Forest who run a boutique publishing house focusing on socially aware projects and producing products with a superior attention to detail and quality. These goals and standards mean that they only produce 2 books a year and I am delighted to be able to say #Onward! will be one of them.
How you can get involved?
Scot Street Style is all about sharing. It is my constant joy to repost and promote what we do here, and now we want to put all of that in our book. We have beautiful pictures lined up for the book but to truly represent the style of this great nation we need you!
The submission requests are flooding in from professionals and enthusiasts alike, and we want YOU to be in our first book: #Onward! Scot Street Style Annual 2015. It needs your images. We want to show the world your creativity, your style, workshops, fashion, events, catwalks, best outfit, new haircut, tattoos - everything!
Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
As I mentioned, Millar is currently raising money on Kickstarter to fund the project. His goal is to raise £7,000 by Tuesday this week, and with 56 hours to go, an impressive £4,680 has already been raised. Now is the time to get involved though if you would like to be a part of this special project, so whether you are a creative or just have a keen interest in Scotland's creative industry, you can show your support for #Onward! here.