Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals, lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Pick Withers (drums, percussion). Despite the prominent punk rock scene during the band’s early years, their stripped-down sound contrasted with punk, demonstrating a more “rootsy” influence that emerged from pub rock. Dire Straits’ biggest selling album Brothers in Arms has sold over 30 million copies and was the first album to sell a million copies on CD. They also became one of the world’s most commercially successful bands, with worldwide records sales of over 100 million. Dire Straits won four Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and various other music awards. According to the Guinness Book of British Hit Albums, Dire Straits have spent over 1,100 weeks on the UK albums chart, ranking fifth all-time.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Dire Straits. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Dire Straits albums and most notable recordings.