See limited edition prints from English cartoonist and illustrator Ray Lowry’s original sketchbook
Ray Lowry, who died in 2008, was known for his contributions to NME, Private Eye and The Guardian, and his flair for satirical wit. Best known for designing The Clash’s iconic album cover London Calling, the artist also kept a series of notebooks while touring with the band in the late 1970s.
In 2011, the Lowry Foundation asked Robin Ross to create a series of limited edition prints based on the original sketchbooks. And now, after three years of hard work, Robin will be showcasing the prints – many of which have never been seen before – at Notting Hill’s Graffik Gallery on 10 September. There are ten prints in total, with 20 copies of each for sale, all measuring 47 cm by 64 cm prints 300gm Somerset paper.
Ray says of the experience, ‘it has been an honour to work on images from such an iconic time for British music. Many of the images have never been seen as they have been in four sketchbooks locked away in Northern England.’
This is the chance to witness a legend’s work up close and personal – do not miss.
On 10 September at Graffik Gallery, 284 Portobello Road W10 5TE; 020 8354 3592; graffikgallery.com