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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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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Spot Illustrations by Mikey Burton

// Designed by Mikey Burton

I hope you all enjoy these as much as I do. All of these spot illustrations are done by Mikey Burton. Theses spot illustrations are very stylistically simple, yet smart. The slight texturized treatment gives these fun illustrations a distressed screen printed look to them, which is a reccuring style that Mikey Burton uses throughout his work.


skullLand of the Dead dragonThe End of Chinatown notebookFreed Press peopleAll His Children skatersGod's Gulag  suitcaseI ♥ Iraq horseshoeThey Kill Horses, Don't They kahnThe Playboy barnesMoney Baller snowshoeCall of the Wild japanCan the Tea Party Take Japan? donkeyClone Wars bananaHard Laughs bike_tireHell on Wheels knucklesWorld’s Worst Traffic Jam madbabyToddler Man bbqWrestlemaniac pokerCan Eurovegas Save Spain? cactusThe Myth of the Latino Vote alaskaAfter the Oil Rush lighter2Pipe Dreamer spade_scaleThe Court Crasher  windupPerks and Recreation swordThe Data Vigilante mailboxWhere the Streets Have No Name arkA Boat of Biblical Proportions twopointOSecond Chances


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