The Aural Scots – poster
Oor ain culture
Culture is one of the main things that define a country. It makes one place on a map more than simply in a different location to another place on a map. Scotland is no exception to this. From our tartans and traditions, to our writing, music, languages and so much more, the culture that has come to define Scotland has become known around the world.
Cringe no more
In the centuries since the birth of the union in 1707, Scots have been gradually all been taught to dislike, dismiss, or even flat out deny our culture. Known as the Scottish Cringe, this in-built censor manifests in all sorts of ways, often near words like 'twee' and 'parochial'. Bringing a focus and sense of worth to Scottish culture is one of the main aims of Indy Prints.
About this piece
From the rise of rock 'n' roll in the fifties, through to the latest electronic sounds, Scotland's musicians have strutted the world's stage and made their mark.
This colourful and intricate illustration collects elements from 50 album covers to celebrate Scotland's aural achievements. The artists included are: Altered Images, Annie Lennox, The Associates, Average White Band, Aztec Camera, The Bay City Rollers, Belle & Sebastian, Bert Jansch, Big Country, Blue Nile, Boards of Canada, Capercaillie, Chvrches, Cocteau Twins, Deacon Blue, Dick Gaughan, Donovan, Eddi Reader, Fire Engines, Franz Ferdinand, Frightened Rabbit, Idlewild, Ivor Cutler, The Jesus & Mary Chain, John Martyn, KT Tunstall, Lau, Lloyd Cole, Lonnie Donegan, Lulu, Mogwai, Nazareth, Orange Jiuce, The Pastels, The Phantom Band, Runrig, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Primal Scream, Shamen, Simple Minds, The Skids, Teenage Fanclub, The Beta Band, The Delgados, The Incredible String Band, The Proclaimers, The Rezillos, The Vaselines, The Exploited, Travis.
- Paper size A3, 420x297mm
- 350gsm smooth white board
- Printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper