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.

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

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

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Rotonda

// Designed by Soni Ari

Graphic design is a universal visual language, allow me to explain. You look at a piece of design, it's beautiful, flawless, and overall a fantastic piece. Yet it's in a language you can't read, but somehow the visual is pleasing to the eye, at this point it no longer matters what the piece says, its all about what you see. When a designer is putting together a project they always need some help, one being photography. Photography and graphic design go hand in hand, this almost always makes or breaks the project.  If you have good photography the work will shine, on the other hand designing with bad photography can really cause a nightmare for the whole project.

Designer Sonia Ri hales from Russia and brings to the table {pun intended} a clean approach to her restaurant identity branding of Rotonda. Using a more muted color pallet, this allows the photography to take the spotlight and bring the viewer into the piece.

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