Taking classic show flyers from actual punk, hardcore and indie shows that took place between the early eighties and the mid nineties, graphic designer Mike Joyce, owner of stereotype design in New York City, has created Swissted, a brilliant redesigning of those flyers with an eye toward Swiss Modernism. The typography, clean lines, geographical elements and vibrant colors play counterpoint to the originals that were often grungy, handwritten and, more often than not, in monotone while keeping certain elements of the bands’ logos and gritty sensibilities.
In case you missed it, these shows actually happened. Keep that in mind as you appreciate the design of the flyers. Some of the lineups are just incredible and, at times, confusing (Soul Asylum opening for Husker Du in 1986? Interesting…).
See a gallery of selected flyers below and make sure to visit his site to see more as they become available.