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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Orphan Barrel: Lost Prophet Label

// Designed by raisonpurenyc

Bourbon is the type of drink that you start to appreciate over time, as you learn to detect the different flavors and characteristics that make each one unique.

Comprised largely of a maze-like design, it becomes more intricate and intriguing the more time you spend with it. Within the maze, you discover more about the spirit, from where it’s bottled to how long it’s been aged. A tagline reads, “A proselytizing spirit,” perhaps implying that that may be the drink to win over whiskey-lovers and novices alike. The black label has a speakeasy vibe, with a deep bronze that almost looks like the golden brown of the whiskey itself.

“Orphan Barrel offers rare barrels of delicious whiskey, hidden away and nigh forgotten in the back of old distilleries. Lost Prophet is the fourth in the series telling the story of the black sheep, or Lost Prophet, who lost his way but is now found for the enjoyment of the consumer. Hand bottled in Tullahoma, Tennessee, Lost Prophet will only be released once in a limited time edition.”






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