Punk rock + Swiss modernism combined

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January 24, 2013
Punk rock + Swiss modernism combined.

punk rock + swiss modernism combinedI’m a huge fan of punk rock, particularly punk bands from the 70s and 80s. And I think it’s safe to say that most designers (myself definitely included) appreciate Swiss modernism, even if it’s not their own style preference.

Designer Mike Joyce, of Stereotype Design in New York City, has started the Swissted project. It’s a collection of re-imagined posters he’s designed for punk concerts that actually happened, from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, except in Swiss modern style.

The posters are phenomenal, capturing both the essence of the bands and the eras, as well as the clean lines and beautiful but simple color schemes associated with Swiss modernism. It’s a fantastic project, and there will even be a print book released in early March!

Check out some of the awesome Swissted designs below!


millions of dead cops


bad religion


melvins nirvana


joan jett

talking heads

babes in toyland

iggy pop

the cure

pearl jam


the clash

the cramps

dead kennedys


social distortion



violent femmes

agent orange



they might be giants

gorilla biscuits


sonic youth

the stooges

green day


bikini kill

sex pistols

beastie boys

What’s your favorite Swissted design? Let us know in the comments!

Cameron Chapman

Cameron Chapman is a freelance writer and designer from New England. You can visit her site or follow her on Twitter.

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