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Swissted: Swiss Modernism Themed Concert Posters Designed by Mike Joyce


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Swissted: Swiss Modernism Themed Concert Posters Designed by Mike Joyce

Swissted is an ongoing swiss typographic concert poster design project by artist and designer Mike Joyce, owner of Stereotype Design, in New York City.

It feels that Swissted has been going forever, at least that’s how it feels to me. I remember doing a blog post about is way back, but realised it has subsequently been ‘lost’ in my recent ‘thin content‘ cull.

After coming across Mike’s Swissted again a few weeks back, I wanted to fill the gap and do a quick blog post about these gloriously colourful band and concert posters.

It is true that every single poster design that Mike has in the Swissted Poster Collection, was for an actual gig/concert/show that happened, and also that every poster has been typeset entirely in lowercase Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk—not Helvetica.

Buy the Swissted Prints

Each one of theses Swissted posters can be purchased directly from Swissted’s website:

“Museum quality Epson print on enhanced matte cover stock, and printed with archival inks—these are the most vibrant prints you’ll ever see! All posters float in a quarter inch white border.”

Each poster comes in 3 sizes: 17×23.75″, 24×33.50 and 36×50.50 Each size is priced accordingly, ranging from around $50’s for the smallest, up to $150’s for the largest.

All posters are shipped within 1-2 days of order, and they ship worldwide.

I’ve only picked out a handful of the posters from the massive collection below, so it is worth popping over to Swissted to see the entire thing.

Swissted: Swiss Modernism Themed Concert Posters Designed by Mike Joyce

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About Swissted

Swissted is an ongoing project by artist and designer Mike Joyce, owner of Stereotype Design in New York City. Drawing from his love of punk rock and Swiss Modernism, two movements that have almost nothing to do with one another, Mike has redesigned vintage punk, hardcore, new wave, and indie rock show flyers into International Typographic Style posters. Each design is set in lowercase Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk medium—not Helvetica. Every single one of these amazing shows actually happened!

After receiving an overwhelming response from both fans of graphic design and music alike, Mike decided to create an official Swissted shop. All posters sold here are of the finest museum quality Epson prints, on enhanced matte cover stock, and printed with archival inks. Each design comes in three sizes and are honestly even more beautiful in print than their online counterpart.

Swissted posters have been carried in the gift shops of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art, and Tokyo’s Warehouse Terrada. In 2015 six prints were selected for Swiss Style, an exhibition at the Museum of Design, Zürich and are now archived in it’s permanent collection.

In 2017 See Hear, a type-centric Swissted poster show, opened at the Type Directors Club. In 2018 ten Swissted prints were added to the permanent collection of the Poster House Museum in New York City.

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