Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Swissted: Vintage Rock Posters Remixed and Reimagined by Mike Joyce

about book:

Swissted takes rock concert posters of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s and remixes and reimagines them through a Swiss modernist lens. The result is some of the coolest images you’ve ever seen! The book features 200 posters, all microperforated and ready to frame. Or keep them bound in one collection as an art book. The foreword is written by legendary design critic Steven Heller.

Posters are from legendary indie, alternative, and punk bands such as Jane’s Addiction, Blondie, the Beastie Boys, the Clash, the Pixies, Green Day, the Ramones, Devo, the Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, Public Image Ltd., Sonic Youth, the Cure, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hüsker Dü, Danzig, the Replacements, Fugazi, the Lemonheads, Pearl Jam, Pavement, Superchunk, They Might Be Giants, Guided by Voices, Sugar, Sleater Kinney, Violent Femmes, Iggy Pop, Fishbone, Nirvana, and many, many more!

my thoughts:

Talk about a rockin' good book to flip through.  I spent my Saturday poring over these vintage posters from bands I loved and obsessed over during my teens and college years. In fact, looking at the R.E.M. poster reminded me of  how awesome their music is, that I'm now listening to their cds on my way to and from work. 

Pretty groovy posters, eh? I'm thinking of framing a few.  I just loved the colors, graphics, and bands that Joyce chose to use for this project.  His modernist renderings are excellent!  This is definitely one book I would happily recommend to fans of music - you will just love looking at all of these blasts from the past!!

Thanks to Quirk Books for providing me with a copy of this book!


Jennifer Hartling said...

Gorgeous!!! I would frame a few as well :)

Elizabeth said...

Nice blog.

I am stopping over from the Google+ group.

Going to follow by e-mail if I can and also GFC.

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Nadia said...

Jennifer, I know! They are so cool!

Elizabeth, thanks ;)

Kevin Brennan said...

Very cool. I can see myself viewing them from the comfort of an Eames chair!

Nadia said...

Kevin, it is very cool! Definitely check it out! And, I like the way you think - Eames ;)

Lisa said...

So cool!

Nadia said...

Lisa, agreed :)