As Britain’s leading rock ’n’ roll cartoonist, Ray Lowry’s stylish and witty illustrations, satirical drawings and strips enlivened the New Musical Express for much of the 1970s and 1980s. But he will also be remembered as a graphic designer, creating the unforgettable artwork for The Clash’s seminal 1979 album, ‘London Calling’. He also worked regularly for non-music publications, including Private Eye and Punch and his drawings appeared in national newspapers.
He continued to work prolifically until his death in 2008, but in later years he preferred to paint in oils. Many of his last works were urban landscapes of northwest Britain, prompting him to declare, ‘I am the other Lowry.’