Ian Dury was an English rock and roll singer songwriter, bandleader, artist and actor born in Middlesex in 1942 who first rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and new wave era of rock music. Following high school, Dury attended to the Royal College of Art and after graduation, he taught painting at the Canterbury Art College. In 1970, when he was 28 years old, Dury formed his first band, Kilburn and the High Roads. The Kilburns played simple 50s rock and roll, occasionally making a change over into jazz. Over the next three years, they became a fixture on England’s pub rock circuit. By 1973, their following was large enough that Dury could stop teaching. Several British critics became dedicated fans, and one of them, Charlie Gillett, became their manager. Gillett helped the band sign to the Warner subsidiary Raft and the group recorded an album for the label in 1974. Warner refused to release the album, and after some struggling, the Kilburns broke away from Raft and signed with the Pye subsidiary Dawn in 1975. Dawn released Handsome in 1975 but he band dibanded later that year.

Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Ian Dury. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Ian Dury albums and most notable recordings.