Frank Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker born in Baltimore in 1940. In a career spanning more than 3 decades, Zappa composed rock and roll, jazz, jazz fusion and orchestral works and produced most of the sixty-plus albums he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. He also directed feature length films and music videos and designed album covers. He was a self-taught composer and performer, his diverse musical influences led him to create music that was often difficult to categorize. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rhythm and blues bands, later switching to the electric guitar. His 1966 debut album with the Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!, combined songs in conventional rock and roll format with collective improvisations and studio generated sound collages. Zappa’s lyrics reflected his critical view of established social and political processes, structures and movements. During his lifetime, Zappa was a highly productive and inventive artist whose work gained widespread critical acclaim. He remains a major influence on musicians and composers. His honors include an induction into the 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the 1997 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at number 71 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, and in 2011 at number 22 on its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Frank Zappa. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Frank Zappa albums and most notable recordings.