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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

And the dready art card of it all …




              winston the red nosed reindeer - free christmas card

so then you extrapolate the thing and it becomes something …

in this case winston (named by johnny) takes on his own life and he embraces his jamaican-ness …

… a conversation, between jamaicans, always seems like is an argument - is not an argument is only a discussion, but is full of touching and poking and sharp gestures and punctuated with plenty bad words and squints and scowls and furrows in the brow …

and so winston, mistaken for rudolph, is simply telling you the truth of the matter …

zeeeeen!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

'tis christmas after all ...




                       dready art rasta reindeer - image 12x12

so, here i was, doing a christmas card, based on a piece of dready art that is hanging in a conference room …

is not a very christmasy dready, is very cool, but is not christmasy …

then there's the cards, the cards have a template that is 9x6 … they're emailable jpegs with an image 9x3 at the top; so there isn't much space to make your statement …

and then they said, could you make it 'more' christmasy - eeeeeeeek! …

'rudolph the rasta reindeer' was the solution …

peace and love


your house in a dready ...



                          dready personalized christmas card

this one happens to take the shape of a christmas card but people seem to like having their houses done in the dready style …

is cool, this bright, strong, simple expression of a house, the search for the right angle from which to portray it, the key elements that you want to express … how to show their lives in a very simple idea …

i like these portraits of houses, of buildings …

sweeeet!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

nostalgic dready art ...


                   
                      dready db5 with bond - 40x14

mark said … "A deep vein of Jamaican nostalgia here Shane. Currently reading "Goldeneye" about Fleming in Jamaica…. he put a lot of himself into the books." 

there's nostalgia everywhere in the work that i do, but it wasn't strictly nostalgia that got me drawing bond and the db: i had a project that required him, he was asked for …

nostalgia came through in the drawing of it though, especially as I moved him from a place in the project to a place of his own -

january 1962 principle filming on Dr. No, started in Jamaica, the first of many bonds to come …

ian fleming wrote the novels, all of them, in jamaica … if you go to his house, goldeneye, now a hotel, you can see the scenery of the novels everywhere.



i was at goldeneye just last month, we went for a wander around - well truthfully i went for a lie down 'cause i had chikungunya, the others walked around; but i've been several times - is a gorgeous lovely property in itself and a gorgeous lovely hotel as well.

so, with nostalgia firmly in mind, i drew bond with his db6 and the goat of ancient memory, as i am want to do of recent - a nod to bond's jamaican-ness ...

and then, in version 2, I took it another step and replaced bond with dready on the hood of the car … the goat remained …

memories

dready s christmas giving …



                dready art christmas card for compass marine

in dready's world we do christmas cards, for a few of the friends who ask early enough, for free - a little bit of giving.

every year we also do some generic christmas cards that people can use to pass around and celebrate the season …

this one is always my favourite.


dready here's wishing you rum and a furry red hat christmas card.


peace