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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Radly, The Good Vibes Bot

// Designed by Jolby & Friends

Jolby & Friends is a creative studio based in Portland, Oregon. "Jolby" is the collected design team of Josh Kenyon & Colby Nichols. I have always admired Josh & Colby's ability to work together collectively as two design minds, and create some killer design and illustration work as a team. Not only are they creating some great work for their clients, but they also are coming up with rad ideas on the side. This latest project by Jolby is called Radly, the Good Vibes Bot. Here is the scoop:

We made a few Radly’s as client gifts last year with his sole purpose of bringing good vibes to their desk. Using the wooden knobs, you can scroll forward and backward through his guts displaying tons of messages, drawings, his faces, and more. We created over 80 original messages to be scrolled through and enjoyed throughout the year. 

On those work weeks where the grind seems to never end, I think I could definitely use Radly on my desk, sending out some good vibes. Thanks Jobly, for being rad.

Watch the video to see how this little guy was made, here.


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