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

Submit // entries@topswatchdesign.com

Send us your best monochromatic project.

Be sure to include:

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

Contact // info@topswatchdesign.com

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

Or shoot any of our team members an email directly

www.maxamato.com

www.nicholaslomboy.com

www.nowakcreative.com

Robot-Food Limited Edition Rum

// Designed by Robot-Food

Robot-Food is a studio from Leeds, UK. With the celebration of their five year anniversary they created this promotional packaging project that they could toast with. This rum is as old as their practice (5 years) and is sophisticatedly packaged with a customized wax seal. The black and white typographic treatment is highlighted with accents of blue, creating a very tasteful product.

Robot Food arrived at the peak of the global financial crisis. Five years later, we’re toasting success with our very own anniversary rum. To celebrate these five fantastic years, we’ve had special rum bottled, in a limited edition of fifty. It’s aged five years in oak barrels, with a label that speaks of ‘a depth and complexity far beyond its years’. Each bottle has been hand numbered and finished with a branded wax seal.

 

RF-Rum-3200-x-2000-main1

RF-Rum-3200-x-2000-closeup1-1600x1000

RF-Rum-3200-x-2000-neck1

RF-Rum-3200-x-2000-woodbox1

RF-Rum-3200-x-2000-woodboxclose1

RF-Rum-3200-x-2000-woodboxglass1

 

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