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
Lately, I have been drawn to bold typography. The kind of type treatment that is so oversized that it takes up the entire page (almost to the point of illegibility), but somehow, is still amazingly readable. This zine by Brogren Averill does just that. The contrast in color and bold serif typeface on the cover caught my attention right away. I'll admit, at first I wasn't too sure about the typeface used for the inside headlines. Typically, you see big headlines set in all caps, but I think the unexpectedness of the sentence-case headlines is a nice surprise. Punched & Ruled is a zine written and edited by Angela Crane and Produced by Showroom 22.