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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James Bond Book Covers

// Designed by Michael Gillete

These are Bond book covers... James Bond— you know, that highly praised invincible guy with all the exotic chicks, guns, and cars. But rather than honoring 007, I'd like to recognize Michael Gillette for these ass kicking book covers. These covers are for the 2008 centenary reprint of the James Bond novels written by Ian Fleming. Each one includes a monochromatic babe which houses the bold customized type for the book titles. If you fell in love, you can make one of these girls yours, right here. Enjoy.


Bond - 10 - The spy Who Loved Me by Michael Gillette

Bond - 09 - Thunderball by Michael Gillette





Bond - 07 - Gold Finger by Michael Gillette


Bond - 04 - Diamonds Are Forever by Michael Gillette





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