I’ve been extremely fortunate to work with some of the best brands, labels, artists, and bands throughout my career. Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my work.
Mike Joyce was born in the red hot summer of 1972 in Troy, New York rendering him Troy-Bilt, just as reliable as the company’s signature rototiller. 22 years later Mike founded Stereotype Design in New York City, a studio specializing in wide-ranging projects for the entertainment industry.
He has designed album packaging for established artists including Iggy Pop, Katy Perry, The Cars, Fall Out Boy, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Natalie Merchant, The Lemonheads, Willie Nelson, Morphine, The Replacements, Miles Davis, Heart, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, The Runaways, Sevendust, Elvis Presley, New York Dolls, Blue Man Group, The Starting Line, and Aretha Franklin. His work has been featured in over 175 publications including Print, Communication Arts, Eye, Rolling Stone, Coupe, Computer Arts, Graphic, How, Inked, NME, The New York Times Book Review, Real Simple, Interview, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, Time Out, Details, and The Village Voice. In 2000 Mike was selected for Print magazine’s exclusive New Visual Artists annual issue, showcasing twenty up-and-coming designers under the age of 30. His work has been shown in exhibitions by the AIGA, the Type Directors Club, the One Club, the Art Directors Club’s first Young Guns show, and selected for the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress. Mike’s solo and group exhibitions have opened at home and abroad, including Upstate New York, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Boston, Philadelphia, Amsterdam, Belgium, Estonia, Moscow, Zürich, and South Korea. He has served as a judge for advertising, design, and interaction award shows for the Art Directors Club, the Type Directors Club, the Alex Steinweiss Awards, and co-chaired Young Guns 4.
In 2012 Mike launched Swissted, a personal project combining his love of Swiss graphic design and punk rock by redesigning old show flyers into hundreds of vivid International Typographic Style posters. The website has since amassed over two million visits, spawning editorial features, international exhibitions, and a 200-page oversized art book published by Quirk Books. Two Ziggy Stardust designs from the Swissted collection were selected by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image to be offered as limited edition prints coinciding with the sold-out David Bowie Is exhibition. In 2015 six Swissted posters were chosen for Swiss Style, an exhibition at the Museum of Design, Zürich and are now archived in it’s permanant collection. In 2017 See Hear, a type-centric Swissted poster show, opened at the Type Directors Club. In 2018 a collection of Swissted prints were added to the permanent collection of the Poster House Museum in New York City.
Mike taught at the School of Visual Arts for seven years. He lives and works in the West Village of New York City and refuses to design wedding invitations.