In the 8 weeks leading up to my Seattle 100: Portrait of a City launch, I promised to be blogging, vlogging and any other sort of ‘ogging one can do, as well as answering questions to share the behind the scenes of what’s going on with the project. I’ve been doing some o’ that and now we’re just 3 weeks out…sorta, but better.
If you recall, in similar fashion to The Best Camera Is the One That’s With You concept (book, iphone app, online community), this Seattle 100 project is an entire ecosystem: a book, an edition of fine art gallery prints, and a burly website.
While the “official” launch of the project is not until October 21st, but the book is shipping [read on…] …full update and the juicy details are in the above video blog. A brief summary of each is here:
_Book. Seattle 100: Portrait of a City is officially shipping from Amazon.com NOW [here]
. 10×10”, hard cover, 240 pages of b&w portraits of amazing people, bios…and in many ways a full ethnography of the city. Just $26 bucks at Amazon for a book originally meant to be priced at $70. Consider it a cultural fabric that underpins not just Seattle, but a concept that is relevant to everyone. 100% of my proceeds from this book are going to support culture and art at www.4culture.org
_Website. The Seattle 100 website is gonna be so awesome. We are working with my friends at The Superformula [check em out] who are doing an amazing job. Think photos, videos, [lots more info after the jump, click continue reading below….] interviews, locations, behind-the-scenes and in front of it. A living, breathing integration of art and data. Coming very soon.
_Gallery show. We’re doing a 4 day pop-up gallery featuring 44×55” prints of my subjects. The opening is October 21st at a location that will be shared soon. It’s the visual centerpiece of an amazing new festival in Seattle called the City Arts Festival. Music, Art, Conversation and more. Check out the site here for more details.
_Wine and Chocolate. Yes we worked in partnership with Theo Chocolates and Tierra Blanca/Small Lot Co-op to create official Seattle 100 chocolate bars and two Seattle 100 wines…a red table wine that is EPIC, and a 2009 Chardonnay. Both from the epic Columbia Valley region in Washington. Again, all our profits go to www.4culture.org here as well.
Reminder: the juicy details are in the YouTube vlog above. If you want to get these things first, even before they hit the blog, consider subscribing to my YouTube channel. Beyond that, lots more details in the coming weeks. Feel free to holler at me with questions that I can respond to in the comments section or–even better–in my next vlog on this here stuff.
I caught a segment on you while visiting family in Seattle these Holidays.
I think an addition to your book on their impact to Seattle culture needs to be all the great DJ’s who were at KISW and are now at KZOK. These would be, in no order of importance upon their impact to Seattle culture: Gary Crow, John Langdon, MIke West, Steve Slaton and Dan Wilke.
Growing up in Seattle in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s every car cruising around on Friday and Saturday nights were tuned into 99.9 KISW. It was like all the cars in ‘American Grafitti’ listening to Wolfman Jack. Everyone listened to those guys. The jocks, the punks, the rockers, the preppies all listened to 99.9 “back in the day”. KISW back then was like a time capsule of “great music”. From the Bon Scott AC/DC to RUSH, to PInk Floyd, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, import Zeppelin. KISW and those DJ’s are responsible for the great music to come out of Seattle in the 80s and 90s. They influenced us all. Queensryche, Nirvana, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam, Perenial, RAIL. That all we did back then during the rainy Seattle winters was listen to KISW, tape songs to learn them, and practice guitar in our bedrooms.
Any book of the people to inluence Seattle culture need to include those “old school” KISW DJ’s.
Wooo hoo, Amazon UK emailed me saying the book has shipped and i should get it next week 🙂
Can’t wait !