Text and Illustration - Dom Read Photography - Flora Judy
So time flies when you are having fun and it flies when you are not. It saddens me that it has been so long since I updated you beautiful people on the progress of all things Dread Decks. I promised myself in 2021 I would be kinder, fairer and more patient with myself as this is somewhere I have failed tremendously in years gone by. Therefore I won't dwell on the matter for too long, I will simply say, sorry chaps, I have missed you.
So 2020 was whirlwind of emotional turmoil, there have been the highest of highs and the lowest of lows and everything in between. It has been an exhausting year of uncertainty and turbulent times.
The past year has been filled with change, growth and developments for both myself and the brand. We have moved house multiple times, shut the original Dread Decks studio, made art, destroyed art, made music, made memories, lost loved ones, buried friends, dwelled in self pity, sat in silence, beat records, built new relationships, released a new collection, started an art club, created custom clothing, painted bespoke artwork and rekindled a lost determination and drive.
There have been a huge number of obstacles and times that we have fallen short of what was needed or expected. With every trial and test we have learnt, grown and adapted and then said thank you for the trip.
I can't tell you what the future or what it might hold for you. But I can tell you that at Dread Decks we have not given up on hope that things can and will improve. We have lots of incredible and exciting new projects planned for the days and months ahead. We are over the moon and can't wait to share them with you.
Over the next few weeks I'll be going more in depth into our recent projects and the thought process behind them, as well as letting you know what we have in store for the future.
As always keep up with us on instagram @dreaddecks
Stay tuned, stay hopeful and keep swimming.
Thank you for reading.
A Cup Of Tea With D.Read..
I decided to write this blog to offer more insight into the values and ideals of the Dread Decks. Also to offer some behind the scenes info into the inner workings of Dread Decks.