Curating the best monochromatic graphic design from around the world.
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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:

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:

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:

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:

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// Designed by Purple

Branding for a company can always be tricky. Sometimes a client is so stuck in their old ways that they are afraid of change, but why mess with something if there is nothing wrong with it. Glenfiddich for example have been creating some of the finest whiskey in the world since 1887. Glenfiddich really wanted to celebrate their longevity in the field and decided with time came change, introduce a cleaner mark.

“Based on his antler points, the current stag is 8 years old, a young male within a herd. We wanted to turn him back into a royal stag — a majestic 12 pointer, which denotes the alpha male, masculinity, power, confidence and maturity. We re-drew the stag’s face to make him more anatomically correct — the antlers were too small for his body and the face looked slightly feminine. We also wanted to elevate the icon’s status — to ensure it wasn’t recessive within the overall brand logo.”

The people at Glenfiddich reached out to London based design firm Purple, best known for their Pilsner-Urquell, XO, and Sauza Tequila branding. The team decided it was in Glenfiddich's best interest to keep the iconic deer and give it a 21st century facelift.


















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