Book of Besiktas Shirts was a project that was born from a personal hobby, my soccer shirt collection of the club that I am a fan of. My initial idea was to engage in a fashion show exhibit and a mini booklet would accompany the event. After that, several different ideas followed one another, and this book came out in the end.
The design execution, authorship, photography and every other detail such as the die-cuts on the jacket within this book was performed by me; the Eagle Abroad. Nonetheless, I did thank all of the parties that helped me along the way within the book as well as in other published press releases.
Besides the design and execution, one of the most important aspect of this project was not only its printing cost -which was gathered by a crowdfunding project via indiegogo website-, but also all profits were given to a charity fund that benefits kids with leukemia. Therefore, this is the project that I am very proud to this date, and I believe it may be one thing that I did in my life that made a difference. Even if it made a difference for a single child...
After the publication of a limited 2000 copies, the club, Besiktas was interested in publishing the book for their fan store, "Kartal Yuvası" - literally meaning Eagle's Nest - and I have given the publishing rights of the book to them in Turkey. In 2015, they did also published it and it quickly got sold out as well.