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DMK partners with MK50 Photo Book

Date Posted:30/09/2016

MK50 Photo BookDestination Milton Keynes (DMK) is proud to announce that it has partnered with local photographer Gill Prince on the MK50 photography book project. This is being created in association with Milton Keynes Council as part of the upcoming 50th birthday celebrations in 2017, to help promote the city as a vibrant and exciting place to live and work.

There ais a limited number of the books available to pre-order now at the exclusive price of £15 (RRP £19.99). These can only be pre-ordered in person at the Visitor Information Centre located within centre:mk (by John Lewis/Next by Door 13). The books will be then available to collect from the VIC in early December, making the book a perfect Christmas present!

The book will be titled ‘Unexpected:MK’ to link in with DMK’s #unexpectedmk marketing campaign, which also featured some of Gill’s stunning images. Having initially discussed sponsorship of the book, DMK then approached Gill about a closer collaboration which will continue the theme of the advertising campaign.

With the full title of ‘Unexpected:MK – a photographic celebration of Milton Keynes at 50, by Gill Prince’ this high quality art book will feature 50 landscape, urban and architectural images of Milton Keynes as it is today, and aims to demonstrate to readers how beautiful and unique the city is at 50.

Carys Underwood, Marketing Manager at DMK, commented, “Destination Milton Keynes is delighted to be joining the list of organisations supporting this project. The images that Gill has taken over the past year show a completely different side to Milton Keynes and challenge those stereotypes we all hear. This is the perfect way to celebrate the city’s milestone birthday.”

Gill added, “I have been shooting for the book for a year now, and despite living in Milton Keynes for 25 years have come across so many areas of the city that I didn’t know existed. So when DMK approach me about collaborating on the book and calling it ‘Unexpected:MK’ I instantly knew that it was the right name. I’m delighted that they have come on board as both a sponsor and a partner.”

The full list of Unexpected:MK book sponsors to date includes:

  • Xscape
  • Destination Milton Keynes
  • The Open University
  • Skyline Taxis
  • MK Business Leaders Partnership
  • MK McDonald's Franchisee Ken Tomkins
  • Web design agency westfourstreet
  • Riverford Organic Farmers MK franchise
  • Daisy Bogg Consultancy
  • 1st Financial Foundations
  • MK21
  • SEKO Logistics

About the Unexpected:MK book
To cover full production costs for the initial 500 print run, further sponsorship from Milton Keynes businesses will be vital, so an ongoing search for sponsors is still taking place. Sponsors will each receive a proportion of the books for use as corporate gifts for Christmas 2016, as well as being involved in all supporting publicity and having their logo in the book.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Unexpected:MK book, please email or call her on 07595 161855.