Swissted: Mike Joyce

Swissted, Mike Joyce, Graphic Design, typography,Redesigning old punk, hardcore, and indie rock show flyers into Swiss modern postersSwissted, Mike Joyce, Graphic Design, typography,Redesigning old punk, hardcore, and indie rock show flyers into Swiss modern postersSwissted, Mike Joyce, Graphic Design, typography,Redesigning old punk, hardcore, and indie rock show flyers into Swiss modern postersClick to enlarge

These are fabulous! Swissted is an ongoing project by NYC-based graphic designer Mike Joyce who owns Stereotype Design. Joyce has combined his love of music and Swiss modernism in this series of redesigned vintage punk, hardcore, new wave, and indie rock show flyers that delightfully play with type and color in the style of vintage Swiss posters from the 1950s and 60s emphasizing cleanliness and readability. One would think that the mix wouldn’t necessarily work, but as is evident above and in Mike Joyce’s recently released book of the same name, Swissted blends beautifully. Here’s Joyce’s thinking as told to mentalfloss:

“Punk has an anti-establishment ethos and Swiss modernism is very structured. But at the same time there’s a common thread between the two—the Swiss modernists purged extraneous decoration to create clear communication, while punk rock took on self-indulgent rock and roll and stripped it to its core. So I thought it would be an interesting study to combine the two and see what happened.”

There are many more to see over on the Swissted site…I had a very hard time limiting myself to the ones above.

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