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

Spare Change

// Designed by Kevin Chao, Johnny Lee and Michelle Wang

Spare Change is a small non-profit publication that is distributed throughout Cambridge, Massachusetts on a bimonthly basis. The newspaper is distributed by homeless people as a way to make jobs and help change the public image of economically disadvantaged people.

"The non-profit newspaper not only provides jobs to the local homeless community, but inspires them to produce content working towards a unified goal: taking steps for creating social change.

Our mission was to take these ideas and maximize potential by creating a newspaper that promotes communication across demographics, embedding a sense of humanity into the process of purchasing a street paper from your local vendor."

This is very similar to a popular publication that is distributed the same way in Seattle called Real Change and Philadelphia's One Step Away. Spare Change however, sets themselves apart with their contemporary design and the strong emphasis on the vendors themselves.

 

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