The Written 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
Scotland has a long and rich history of the written word, that stretches from the dawn of writing to the present day.
Celebrate Scotland's writers with this colourful print, that portrays twenty four weil-kent Scottish authors: AL Kennedy, Alasdair Gray, Ali Smith, Arthur Conan Doyle, Denise Mina, Hugh MacDiarmid, Iain Banks, Iain Crichton Smith, Ian Rankin, Irvine Welsh, Jackie Kay, James Kelman, Janice Galloway, Jenni Fagan, Liz Lochhead, Louise Welsh, Margaret Oliphant, Muriel Spark, Nan Shepherd, Rabbie Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, Val McDermid, William McIlvanney.
- Paper size A3, 420x297mm
- 350gsm smooth white board
- Printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper