This past Saturday was National Record Store Day. Unfamiliar? It’s a day when independent record stores across the country come together with musicians to celebrate their unique music culture. It's a day to lay down your iTunes, break out your well-used, scratchy vinyls, and head to your nearest music store for support. You can further justify your continued commitment to 90’s grunge outfits and band t-shirts, and even celebrate with an all-day marathon of Empire Records.
In honor of this holiday that's near and dear to our hearts (Philly's AKA Music is a block away from our office), we’re doing a giveaway of Swissted, Quirk’s recently released homage to the best in vintage rock music. Swissted is an artistic collection of 200 ready-to-frame posters combining the best in alternative music with modern graphic design. It features iconic bands like Talking Heads, The Lemonheads, Soundgarden, The Ramones, Radiohead, Social Distortion, Violent Femmes, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and so many more! Sorry, though—no Rex Manning here!
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Photo by DJ DB (thanks!)
This venue was PERFECT. A number of posters featured in Swissted were hung up around the venue, and looked so great in the space. Mike gave a talk before signing books (see the fistpump photo below!), and it was just a wonderful event. We can't wait to work with powerHouse again for The Resurrectionist in June! Thanks to the crew at powerHouse, Svedka, and everyone who came out.
In Brooklyn? Stop by powerHouse. The posters will remain up until April, so you've got time to check them out. And Mike is going to stop by powerHouse this week to sign all the remaining copies in the store.
Check out a few more snaps below.
And if you were there and took some pictures, send them on over ([email protected])! We'd love to see them.
Posted by Mari Kraske
We asked Mike Joyce, the creative force behind Swissted, the awesome new book of rock and roll posters remixed in Swiss Modernist style, to share some of the people, places, and things that shaped him into the punk fan he is today.
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Join Quirk Books and author/artist Mike Joyce to celebrate the launch of Swissted: Vintage Rock Posters Remixed and Reimagined on March 14!
Mar 14, 2013
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 (map)
powerHouse arena in Brooklyn will play host to a celebration of the two coolest subcultures ever to come together in a poster book: Modernist Swiss design and punk rock. Swissted features 200 perforated and ready-to-frame posters of real concerts reimagined with stylish Swiss aesthetics by graphic designer Mike Joyce of Stereotype Design.
Besides drinks and awesome art, the evening will feature the sounds of the legendary drum-and-bass pioneer DJ DB to dance (or mosh) to. Trust us: this is guaranteed to be the most badass typography-related launch party of the year. Don't miss out!
Swissted hits stores on March 5.
Posted by Blair Thornburgh