— THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE

SWISSTED.

A neat project from New York Based Graphic Designer Mike Joyce. Combining a love of Swiss Graphic Design and Punk, he’s created a poster series of famous concerts from the time period, remixed in the Swiss style. I love how incongruous some of the design is to the tone of the music. I’m sure many purists of the music would vent that the energy and fury of the original has been removed in an experiment like this. But in it’s place you can see how Modernist principles were twisted themselves with the evolution of design in the early eighties. (Examples of which are on display in the excellent Post Modernism exhibition at the V&A, more on that this month). But it got me thinking what other styles you could start mashing up. Blue Note meets Psychedelia? Or Factory Records meets Country? The genre splicing fun is endless (I might give one a go and see what the result is). A lovely simple idea, beautifully executed.

See the full collection here. 

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