A collection limited edition screen prints created from Ray Lowry's original working sketches for The Clash's famous London Calling album cover
Ray Lowry designed the iconic London Calling Album sleeve for The Clash combining the legendary photograph taken by Penny Smith with the Pink and Green colors taken from an Elvis Presley LP sleeve. It worked and became one of the great record sleeves of the time.
Ray Lowry passed away in 2008 and a few years later in 2011, the Lowry foundation approached British artist Robin Ross to make a series of Limited edition hand pulled screen prints from Ray’s original sketch books from his time on the road in America and beyond with The Clash. Robin Ross was the resident D.J., at The Rock Garden in London's Covent Garden at a time when the 100 Club began to book punk bands other than jazz, and saw the Roxy develop as a key venue for the punk movement in the 70’s.
Lowry was described by Joe Strummer as The Clash’s War Artist.
These images have rarely been seen and not before printed using silk screen, the preferred method for printing posters, fanzines for so many of the bands of the hitherto punk era.
After three years in the planning, over 250 prints, reams of paper and a lot of ink, Robin has produced a set of limited edition screen prints: hand pulled in editions of only 20, with the colors taken from Ray's original palette.
These unique prints are not available anywhere else in the US.
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