Book 1, 4th edition, available in April 2022
Cover artist, Donated by Mike Dubois
The Book That Love Built
DHS Book 1 The 4th edition “If we told you all that went down it would burn off both your ears” Projected release date April 2022
Deadhead Stories is an 8.5 x 11 inch, 356-page, color coffee table book woven from the stories, photographs and art of thousands of Deadheads.
We invite you to take a trip with us down so many storied roads, on our adventures with the Grateful Dead and beyond. In December 2017, a merry band of Pranksters of all ages and stripes embarked on a mission to share and preserve Deadhead history, from the perspective of the fans. What emerged is “Deadhead Stories,” an 8.5 x 11-inch, 356-page, color, coffee table book. Woven from the freely donated contributions of story tellers, photographers, artists, editors, a graphic designer, and thousands of kind folks from around the globe, this book is truly a collective collaboration.
There is no single author or artist because thousands of kind folks contributed to help preserve and pass down Deadhead history through their contributions to a Facebook group aptly called Deadhead Stories. Some spun a tale or two, many offered a memory, others shared their personal photos or artwork.
The idea was to utilize everyone’s skills, no matter how large or small. Editors, proofreaders, graphic designers, illustrators, artists, printers and so many more members, were active contributors to this project. In addition, all decisions relating to the book’s production, including title, chapter-layout and production design, were brought to the group to decide as a whole. Money raised from crowdfunding platforms like Go Fund Me and Kickstarter generated enough revenue to print the book 1, make T-shirts and pay for shipping costs. No one is being paid for their efforts and proceeds from the sale of the book and related merchandise will be donated. Same process for book 2