Combining Punk Music and Swiss Modernism: The Swissted Poster Series

As an ongoing project, graphic designer Mike Joyce has created a huge 250+ poster series that pulls from his passion for punk music and Swiss modernism. For the series he redesigns vintage punk, new wave and indie music posters into typographical masterpieces, using lowercase Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk Medium, and not, as he emphasizes, Helvetica.

The poster collection is called Swissted:

The Swissted Poster Series

joy division poster swiss modernism
Joy Division at the Electric Ballroom (1979)

stone roses poster swiss modernism
The Stone Roses at the Norwich Arts Centre (1989)

10,000 Maniacs poster swiss modernism
10,000 Maniacs at the Greek Theatre, (1989)

Velocity Girl poster swiss modernism
Velocity Girl at the Tavern (1994)

Refused poster
Refused at the P.W.A.C. (1996)

Radiohead poster
Radiohead at the Warfield (1997)

Foo Fighters poster
Foo Fighters at Salem Armory (1996)

Dead Boys poster
Dead Boys at the Starwood (1977)

Red Hot Chili Peppers poster
Red Hot Chili Peppers at Fender’s (1985)

Red Hot Chili Peppers poster
Beastie Boys at Fascination Station (1983)

View the other 250(!) Swissted poster →

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