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

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Send us your best monochromatic project.

Be sure to include:

The name of the project

A brief project description

Your name and personal/professional website

Up to 5 high-res jpegs and/or a project url

Your favorite Pantone Swatch

Contact // info@topswatchdesign.com

Whether your color-obsessed, color-coordinated, or color-blind, we want to hear from you.

Or shoot any of our team members an email directly

www.maxamato.com

www.nicholaslomboy.com

www.nowakcreative.com

Airbnb Rebranding

// Designed by Airbnb

A few months ago, I was given the difficult task to try and book a home to stay in for a few days in NJ for my family and I. To make a long and stressful story short, I managed to book a great place through Airbnb. I had no idea what I was doing, but I felt a sort of trust in Airbnb that it would all go swimmingly - and it did. We had a great time. I'd like to think that Airbnb's branding played a part in this somehow. I'm not sure, but it might have been their inviting red/pink pantone color, or their playful icon (which, by the way, they call the Bélo: the universal symbol of belonging), or their lowercase type (set in Lineto’s Brown) that made me feel a trustworthiness in choosing their company. I think it's what most companies strive for in their brand - a look that customers can rely on and feel safe putting their efforts towards. Not to be too sappy, but I think good branding makes the world go round and round. Check out their branding below.

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