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Mike Joyce has created an excellent — and rather extensive — collection of re-imagined vintage punk / indie rock posters in the International Typographic Style. Beautiful stuff, you can even score some prints from the Swissted Shop.

Swissted Via Aisle One

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Ryan U says:

March 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

These are amusing at first, but then I seem to think that this is the kind of stuff that is wrong with graphic design today. Yes, it’s midcentury modern blah blah, but frankly, these are not executed very thoughtfully. Also, why did the designer do this? He seems to be exploiting this style for no apparent reason, which not only cheepens the look of the typographic style but is counterintuitive to idea of communication something graphically, i.e. graphic design.

Wow, I feel like such a hater.


Scott says:

March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

I think you raise some valid concerns, and I’m really against what seems to be the recent trend of labelling anyone with a dissenting opion or critique of someone’s work as a “hater”. It prevents what could be useful dialog on the subject.

In this case I see what you’re saying, and I see a lot of this around these days. But I guess I just like this style so much that I’m a sucker for anything that conjures up that feeling for me.


Ryan U says:

March 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Thanks for replying, Scott. As styles and movements come and go so quickly these days, it’s easy to pick one up and duplicate it for whatever reason. In this case it’s an exploratory exercise done for fun, and that’s great—nothing wrong with that. Beautiful, even. But if these were actual gig posters they just don’t make sense conceptually.

As a lover of this style myself I feel I needed to vent my concerns, and this particular example was enough to do it for me.


Workout Planner says:

May 21, 2012 at 12:32 am

Your blog is great. I also like “Swissted” for the title. I appreciate you sharing this with the rest of us Scott.


Christopher says:

July 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm

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