dready beginnings

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dready started out very simply. It was dready characters on coloured backgrounds … often just off white … very faux primitive – I say faux because I’m not a primitive or an intuitive

the idea was the creation of post cards and T shirt images for the caribbean. dready was conceived as art on a shirt … art that represented a caribbean or west indian cliche in a humorous way … something that would make tourists smile and want to take one home.
the image on the left was called Bashment. I first formally drew Bashment in feb 1998 and called it ‘dready jam’ … I love the character 3rd from left and the way ‘she’ is standing …
it’s funny how much ’emotion’ you can convey in a stick figure just by a tilt of the head or the position of an arm.
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Dready art is a 100% caribbean product: it was imagined here, designed here, tested here – in barbados, bvi, cayman, grenada and jamaica – we live here and are from here, our children were born here, I draw it here (mostly, cause sometimes I draw it when I’m traveling!). So despite what has become the kind of global reach of dready art we try to think of ourselves as a little caribbean company just doing our thing.

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