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

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Send us your best monochromatic project.

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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

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Whether your color-obsessed, color-coordinated, or color-blind, we want to hear from you.

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www.maxamato.com

www.nicholaslomboy.com

www.nowakcreative.com

Nossas Is Nuts

// Designed by 095design

It's not always easy to use bold colors in design, especially in packaging. Nossas has managed a way to marry bold color, fun illustration, and creating type all into one solid piece of packaging design!

"Even for a simple product as 'castanha de caju'(a kind of a nut that comes from a brazilian fruit called Caju. It is used for cooking and appetizer), the design appears as a marketing solution. All the identity is based on a little story that we create to become product’s manifesto: “The squirrel used to like to eat nuts, but that was before he tasted 'OURS.' 'Our'(Nossas) is the name that we gave to the product, based on the manifesto. A funny and different way to sell nuts here in Brazil. We created the logo, stationery, package line and a brochure. After the squirrel changed his nuts for OURS nuts, what else can come around?"

 

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