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    Mike Joyce: Swissted

Misfits and The Clash get the Swiss design treatment thanks to Mike Joyce

Posted by James Cartwright,

The design community’s obsession with the International Typographic Style just won’t quit. It’s already defined an entire generation of visual communication and it continues to be a recurrent theme in the work of numerous practitioners today. We’ve seen any number of subjects reimagined in the vernacular of the Swiss greats, from classic computer games to the 52 US state mascots.

But the newest, and most incongruous, pairing comes in the form of Swissted by Mike Joyce, a new book of punk and hardcore gig posters paired back into crisp geometric arrangements, all set in lowercase Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk. As Mike is keen to remind us, “Every single one of these shows actually happened,” but we guarantee Hüsker Du never had such a clean looking poster in real life.

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.