Storm Thorgerson recalled 'The late Ian Dury, was a raconteur, humourist, diamond geezer, early rap artist and musical wizard. He was a storyteller who made a virtue of local memories about growing up in Upminster in Essex, whilst avoiding sentimentality and parochialism. He is forever etched in our collective conscious for Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick and Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll and also because he refused to let his disabilities deter him. Before his untimely death he had a late renaissance, beginning with the release of a compilation called Reasons To Be Cheerful (followed by Mr Lovepants and New Boots and Panties revisited). I remember him best for his irascible humour, colourful stories and irrepressible penchant for word play, including ghastly puns, spoonerisms, bon mots and the like. Reasons To Be Cheerful clearly invites Dury like visual jokes, i.e. the image itself would be like a reason to make one cheerful. Our collection included a gift horse - a horse with a large ribbon tied around its belly, a princely toad, a deer with an eye on it - as in Idea and a seahorse being ridden by a human jockey going nowhere fast, the jockey exuding bubbles and using a whip to spur his steed onwards. Silly I know, but it makes me smile.'
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At Rockarchive we carefully select the best print-type to optimise each individual photograph. We have chosen to print this image as a giclée fine art print produced in our London studio.
A giclée print is the most popular way of producing great quality collectable prints in the digital age. It is produced is by scanning an original negative. The image is then outputed onto the chosen paper using specialist inks to make a beautiful archival print.
This giclée print will be produced on archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper. Photo Rag paper is the most popular choices amongst professional printers as it produces high quality fine art prints with excellent clarity and depth.
Our prints are available in a variety of sizes. Please see below for specific measurements for the 'A series' of paper sizes.
A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)
Please note all our sizes refer to the paper size of the print produced not the image size
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A great print deserves a great frame. At Rockarchive we would be delighted to advise you on how best to select the right frame for your print. Please just let us know when you place your order or contact us once you have received your print and we will discuss the various options with you.
If you live in London we can arrange to get your print framed for you. Once the print is framed you can either collect it from our London Rockarchive Studio, in Kentish Town or we can arrange for it to be delivered to your London address (at an extra charge).
If you live elsewhere in the UK, we can arrange to get smaller sized prints framed and shipped to you. However due to postage regulations acrylic (eg perspex) rather than glass needs to be used in the frame.
If you live outside of the UK, we are sorry we are unable to ship framed prints to you.
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