The cliché about David Bowie is that he was a musical chameleon, adapting himself according to fashion and trends. While such a criticism is quite glib, there’s no denying that Bowie demonstrated a remarkable skill for perceiving musical trends at his peak in the 70s. After spending several years in the late 60s as a mod and as an all round music hall entertainer, Bowie reinvented himself as a hippie singer songwriter. Prior to his breakthrough in 1972, he recorded a proto-metal record and a pop/rock album, eventually redefining glam rock with his ambiguously sexy Ziggy Stardust persona. Ziggy made Bowie an international star, yet he wasn’t content to continue to churn out glitter rock. By the mid 70s, he’d developed a refined, sophisticated version of Philly Soul that he dubbed “Plastic Soul” which eventually morphed into the eerie avant pop of 1976’s Station to Station. Shortly afterward, he relocated to Berlin, where he recorded three experimental electronic albums with Brian Eno. At the dawn of the 80s, Bowie was still at the height of his powers, releasing his blockbuster dance pop album Let’s Dance in 1983, it was clear that Bowie was one of the most influential musicians in rock. Each one of his phases in the 70s sparked a number of subgenres, including punk, new wave, goth rock, the new romantics, and electronica. Few artists have ever had such lasting impact.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to David Bowie. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from David Bowie albums and most notable recordings.