Poster project ‘Swissted’ mixes punk and modernism

Poster project ‘Swissted’ mixes punk and modernism

Swissted is a poster project by graphic designer Mike Joyce of Stereotype Design in New York City. ‘Swissted’ combines two diverse art forms, punk rock and Swiss Modernism, a design style developed in Switzerland in the 1950s that stresses clean lines and readability.

Joyce reimagines vintage alt-rock, new wave and punk concert flyers by bands like the Smiths and Nirvana into sleek typographic style posters using only lowercase berthold akzidenz-grotesk medium typeface.

All of these shows actually occurred but they never looked as sophisticated as they do on one of Joyce’s Swissted posters!

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