Drawing from his love of punk rock and Swiss modernism, NYC-based graphic designer Mike Joyce (owner of Stereotype Design) has been busy producing an on-going project called swissted. He’s re-imagining vintage punk, hardcore, new wave and indie rock show flyers into typographic modern posters. Best part? Every single one of these shows actually happened.
We love how the prints have a bit of an Andy Warhol-meets-Helvetica thing going on (though, for design nerds, the typeface on the designs is not actually Helvetica — it’s Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk Medium). Using simple shapes, graphics and seldom more than five colors, each print is just begging for a place on our gallery wall.
Our favorite part of rummaging around the swissted project is actually checking out the opening bands listed on the posters. It’s fun to see The Cure billed with Generation X, or Jane’s Addition opening for Agent Orange. Oh, and The Runaways opening for The Ramones? Epic. It’s also cool to see all the iconic music venues that are either still kicking or didn’t make it past the ’90s. Check out a few more of Joyce’s designs below!
Can you find any bands or venues from your hometown? Let us know in the comments!