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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Le Petit Parisien

// Designed by Dynamo

Dynamo is a design firm based in Dublin Ireland that captured the life of Paris in the warm, yellow colored identity, Le Petit Parisien. A long process of sketching up a icon for this brand has paid off and Dynamo has created a comical, yet memorable character. The use of yellow is fluent throughout the menu and continues to the carry out bag. With their addition of classic engraving images, this branding is a very exciting and interesting piece to enjoy.

"In settling on a name we looked, at the quintessential French names, food provenance and finally settled on Le Petit Parisien. With these rich influences, our illustrator created a logo of a wood carved image of a young boy, our Le Petit Parisien. We feel he not only communicates charm, gaiety, warmth and a by-gone innocence, but it’s his utter glee that he’s in possession of something special. " 




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