Swissted takes rock concert posters of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s and remixes and reimagines them through a Swiss modernist lens. The result is some of the coolest images you’ve ever seen! The book features 200 posters, all microperforated and ready to frame. Or keep them bound in one collection as an art book. The foreword is written by legendary design critic Steven Heller.
Posters are from legendary indie, alternative, and punk bands such as Jane’s Addiction, Blondie, the Beastie Boys, the Clash, the Pixies, Green Day, the Ramones, Devo, the Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, Public Image Ltd., Sonic Youth, the Cure, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hüsker Dü, Danzig, the Replacements, Fugazi, the Lemonheads, Pearl Jam, Pavement, Superchunk, They Might Be Giants, Guided by Voices, Sugar, Sleater Kinney, Violent Femmes, Iggy Pop, Fishbone, Nirvana, and many, many more!
MIKE JOYCE is the proprietor of Stereotype Design. He has designed for many prominent musicians, and Stereotype’s work has been featured in more than fifty publications including IdN, Print, Communication Arts, Graphic, Rolling Stone, How, Computer Arts, Village Voice, Huffington Post, and New York magazine. He lives in New York.
“Show off your great taste and music cred with posters from this chic art book…”—Cosmopolitan
“Fine art for font nerds.”—New York Magazine
“One of the most engaging homages I have ever seen.”—Steven Heller
“..what if there was a way to pay homage to your favorite band and have some super stylish artwork, too? Enter Swissted…”—The Frisky
“On the surface, it might not seem like punk rock and Swiss modernism have much in common—but pick up Mike Joyce's book Swissted, and you'll see that the music and art movements blend beautifully.”—MentalFloss.com
“(Joyce) takes vintage indie and punk concert posters from shows that actually happened…gives them the Swiss modernist treatment — shape-shifting colors and fonts set in a singular lowercase design — and comes away with a radical, mind-f*cked punk and art juxtaposition of ginormous proportions.”—MTV Hive
“What we’re drooling over, visiting and wearing this week: “Designer Mike Joyce (not The Smiths guy) dreams up gig posters for Blondie, Black Flag, Pixies, Beastie Boys, and loads more in a Swiss modernist style.”—NME
“…perfect merger of font and graphic design-nerdery and music lust and snobbery. The art is clean and clever and the bands will make you salivate for shows you wish you’d seen.”—Thought Catalog
“The hardest part for you will be to figure out which ones to hang up first.”—HOW
- Paperback ISBN: 9781594746116
- Book Dimensions:11 x 14
- Page Count:208
- Release Date:March 5, 2013
- 18 and up