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

Submit // entries@topswatchdesign.com

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

Frames Collection

// Designed by Grayden Poper

Frames Collection is a collaborative project that explores new ways to display an article, story or narrative. Having the designers and developers explore unique ways to present these stories in a new intriguing way that visual shows the layers of the stories. Grayden Poper is the designer that has done the two stories that are currently displayed on the site. You can submit any original piece of literature both fiction and non-fiction to them directly. Its very exciting to see smaller experimental projects like this especially ones that invite the public to join.

An experiment in storytelling through the collabortion of design and literature. Each edition explores the symbiotic relationship between written word, visual design, and the experience they create. Working together, designer and writer craft a new and unique story to tell and construct the frame to show it.

 

I chose to show images from the second and most recent story in this new experiment to show here. check out more stories here

 

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