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working for the man

Posted on November 11, 2009 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)


In 2008, just a few short months after dreadyworld became a business, it took on the first big dready project: 
the Cayman Islands government were implementing their new Freedom of Information Law and wanted a user friendly User Guide to the Law and dready was asked to illustrate it. 
this was a 'big thing' step for dready on many levels; it was a large commission of 15 images, a mural wall, T...

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dready vs dready art

Posted on November 11, 2009 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)

I'd done some images without dready in them, with things like stingrays and turtles and dready 'stuff' but this commission for Andrew Moon of his house in the Cayman Islands was that certain something that spun me off into the direction of dready art and not merely because in the end I represented the moon family with 5 phases of the moon but also because of the other thing, the artistic license...

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hand drawn

Posted on November 10, 2009 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)

dready starts out as hand drawn concepts. More often than not I use Japanese watercolour pens, pencil, sharpies and whiteout ... I use whiteout to get the 'shine' on glass.

Some people like the look and feel of the hand drawn stuff ... these were done for Susanne Fredericks at HiQo gallery in Kingston, Jamaica.
She doesn't have them yet, cause sometimes life's like that; you don't get to where...

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daniel's chickens

Posted on November 10, 2009 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)

the big thing idea behind dready art was that it be 'simple' in its representation of stuff it wasn't to be exact but to be recognizable ... Daniel's Chickens are a good example ... there I was busily drawing chickens that looked like chickens when Daniel Ebanks stopped by 'you're trying too hard, make them more simple' he said, it was a sort of moment of revelation about how to express something...

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partners

Posted on November 09, 2009 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)

from the outset dready had several partners in 'crime' ... our first customer were the Ganzee shops in Barbados and Grenada; Ganzee was very good to us doing the first shirts under license and really kicking off the whole dready merchandising thing;our friend Alison was an early dready 'lova' ... back in the Cayman Islands we were testing images on post cards with Tortuga, Island Companies and...

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