A couple months ago I stumbled upon this rad poster shop SwisstedShop by Mike Joyce, owner of Stereotype Design in New York City. Swissted merges two of Mike’s loves, punk rock and Swiss Modernism, two loves of mine as well.
I’ve softened over the years, but in high school I was incredibly enthusiastic about music, especially punk rock. Some of my first shows were the Beastie Boys, the Cramps, Descendents, Social Distortion, the Pixies, etc.. (Agent Orange played at my friend’s 16th birthday party in Las Vegas–say what?!) So when I look at these posters not only do the speak to my modernist design perspective with use of the grid and sans serif typography, but they also remind me of being a teenager and having so much of my life focused on music, experimentation, and art.
I sent the link to my husband and he surprised me with two of the posters as an anniversary present, David Bowie (who I saw in concert in 1995) and Television, a classic American rock band who I’d love to see live. They look rad in Eichler-ville.
(All images via SwisstedShop aside from the last, by moi.)