Swissted is an ongoing project by graphic designer Mike Joyce, owner of stereotype design in NYC. Joyce created these posters purely for the same reasons I’m drawn to them… Both his love of Swiss design and punk rock music. Some of these band names take me back to when I was 14, knocking about on my skateboard round various car parks. Ah, those were the days!
This collaboration of two contrasting design styles, takes both identities into totally different directions. The gritty feel that surrounds a band name such as the Dead Kennedys is completely abstracted by the slick modernism design.
Completely useless but I love it.
Also noticed a Creative Review blog post looking at British punk design, in aid of Jubilee. I really love this explosive, gritty effect. I mean, look at that Headache typeface… Awesome!
Anyway, I’m inspired. This has given me some fuel for a personal project over the summer. No idea what yet but keep posted!