Curating the best monochromatic graphic design from around the world. Pick a color family and get inspired.
About // Topswatch is the only blog dedicated to discovering the best monochromatic design from around the world and sharing it with you. The blog is run by four graduates of Tyler School of Art.
Max Amato never loses his temper, unless he loses a game of ping-pong. Though many designers try to follow in his footsteps, they simply can’t because he has too many shoes. Favorite swatch: PMS 572C. Portfolio: www.maxamato.com
Nicholas Lomboy’s bedhead has inspired many a designer to throw away their conditioner and comb. Preferring the road less traveled, he aspires to skate switch. Favorite swatch: PMS 485C. Portfolio: www.nicholaslomboy.com
Brendan Mcauliffe is our rep from the Pacific Northwest. A world explorer, his favorite method of transportation is his bike, Josie (like the Blink song). Favorite swatch: PMS 651C.Portfolio: http://www.brendanmcauliffe.com/
Justin Nowak spends his free time playing first-person shooters while cuddling with his hamster, Snuggles. An aspiring egg chef, he still has Dominoes on his speed dial. Favorite swatch: PMS 7494C. Portfolio: www.nowakcreative.com
Using the color yellow in graphic design is a challenge, using it as the only color in a identity is close to impossible. But ACRE decided to accept the challenge that is yellow and use it to their advantage. It looks like it paid off, now with the pop of color, ACRE has designed themselves a creative and mature identity that any company would be happy to have.
“With the use of yellow, ACRE wanted to feature our work as a collaborative harvest between us, our clients and our partners. We took a field as inspiration for our logo. Being an art collective of idea crafters, we have a preoccupation with measurement devices, preferring the old way of customization.” –Jason Song
Posted by Justin Nowak with an assist from Behance