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: 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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Your favorite Pantone Swatch

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www.maxamato.com

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Student Work: Kat Kreischer

// Designed by Kat Kreischer

Kat Kreischer is a Junior studying graphic and interactive design at Tyler School of Art . This poster series is an ad series promoting the "Saves the Arts" campaign. The series stresses the universal  language of music and its great influence with connecting people around the world.

"WHETHER A PERSON PLAYS A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT IN A PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRA OR SINGS TO THEIR SHOWER HEAD EVERY MORNING, MUSIC, AS WELL AS THE ARTS IN GENERAL, IS A MEANS OF BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER BY PROVIDING A LANGUAGE THAT EVERYONE CAN UNDERSTAND."

Stylistically, these instrumental posters are referential to a circuit board, which creates a metaphor connecting the musical language Kat speaks of to people around the world .

STATrumpet

STASaxophone

STAViolin

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