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

The Designer's Cookbook

// Designed by Tatjana Reimann, Caro Mantke, and Tim Schober

A designer friend and colleague showed me this cookbook she had just bought called The Designer's Cookbook. As I fanned through its pages, I realized that this was definitely a designer's cookbook. The entire book is designed in monochromatic chapters of captivating colors. I immediately blurted out "I have to blog about this!" Each chapter is dedicated to foods that are naturally color-coded (a range of 12 colors, and 12 menus to be exact). Green, purple, black - you can literally cook an entire meal in one color.  Here are some of the pages from the yellow/white chapter. I've also included some more colors towards the bottom of the post, because they are too amazing not to share. This book was made by Tatjana Reimann, Caro Mantke, and Tim Schober - a group of designers and passionate chefs based in Berlin.

 

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