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Swissted

Swissted

I usu­ally hate when the swiss style is abused and used a gim­mick, but this is fun. Graphic designer Mike Joyce has taken vin­tage punk, hard­core, and indie rock show fly­ers and redesigned them in the Inter­na­tional Typo­graphic Style.

5 Comments on "Swissted"

  • J says

    So wrong, on so many lev­els.
    I don’t know Fish­bone, but I do know Stooges & Ramones, and a poster like that sure doesn’t com­mu­ni­cate how the music sounds or their raw punk attitude.

    I’m aller­gic to all this generic non-sense. Same for movie/band posters in the same style.

  • I don’t think the designer was try­ing to rein­vent the posters. That’s not the point here. He even explains that the two have noth­ing in com­mon. It’s more a sim­ple exer­cise. The focus is on the style, not the posters them­selves. The con­tent can be any­thing, really. What’s dif­fer­ent here, from all the other min­i­mal poster designs that have popped up, is that most of these are recre­ations of clas­sic poster designs. It’s a fun exe­cu­tion, noth­ing more. There’s noth­ing wrong with this. Peo­ple are look­ing too into it.

  • I agree, they’re really nice exe­cu­tions with good and funny ideas, not just one more guy insult­ing Swiss design history.

    This is dif­fer­ent, an exper­i­ment; and I’m sure it was fun to do it.

  • Tom J. says

    I really like them; the site, too. Even if it is a ‘bit of an insult’ (which I don’t think it is) to Swiss design his­tory, it is a great way to show of the style. Lots of great ref­er­ence mate­r­ial and prac­tice visu­als for up-and-coming design­ers — such as myself — who love the style but need a bit of focus, too.

    Aren’t per­sonal projects there for a designer to hone his or her skills? Bravo to Mr Joyce for putting this one together and show­cas­ing some great art and great taste.

  • Tom J. says

    I really like them; the site, too. Even if it is a ‘bit of an insult’ (which I don’t think it is) to Swiss design his­tory, it is a great way to show of the style. Lots of great ref­er­ence mate­r­ial and prac­tice visu­als for up-and-coming design­ers — such as myself — who love the style but need a bit of focus, too.

    Aren’t per­sonal projects there for a designer to hone his or her skills? Bravo to Mr Joyce for putting this one together and show­cas­ing some great art and great taste.