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
It should come as no shock that Anagrama released yet another stunning identity (thank you for being monochromatic!). At this point I regularly check Anagramas site just as frequently as other blogs in hopes of a new project. This months Anagrama post (yes it is that frequent) Buddhafields is a hotel and restaurant that offers yoga and meditation classes to help improve each guests quality of life.
"Our design proposal is inspired by the delicate brush strokes of Tibetan calligraphy, which, together with the color palette, stimulate energy and warmth in the brand. The ripped paper detail reflects modernity, while the finely detailed traditional emblem provides balance, giving the brand the authority and sacred wisdom of Buddhist temples."
Posted by Brendan McAuliffe with an assist from Anagrama