My Beautiful City’s Founder and Creative Director Robin Scott-Lawson and artist Oda Jaune introduce the inaugural issue of Dream Big, Volume One, an entirely black-and-white publication dedicated to dreaming, imagination and divergent thinking.
Dream Big, Volume One was created as an idea and platform amidst the lockdown of 2020, born out of Scott-Lawson and Jaune’s feeling that the opportunity for such creative thinking was growing ever smaller — while the need for reverie itself ever more important as a means of escape and inspiration.
With the launch of Dream Big, Volume One, Scott-Lawson and Jaune invited illustrious artists, photographers, poets and authors, including Jose Parla, Arthur De Kersauson, Greta Ilieva, Hans Ulrich Olbrich, Lou Doillon, Anne Berest, Charlotte Colbert and Vivienne Westwood to contribute to the premiere issue. Olbrich wrote about what people still hope to achieve in their life along with 10 personal ambitions; Westwood shared thoughts on ecology and shared exclusive imagery; Doillon composed a song, ‘We Are The Music Makers.’
Dream Big, Volume One is available in a first run of 1,000 issues, is printed on 100% recycled paper and, like just dreaming itself, is free for all to enjoy. Select hotels and culturally-centered shops around London have plans to stock the publication. The next issue is already in the works.