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 High Line

// Designed by Paula Scher & Pentagram

If you're a fan of Paula Scher's work, you probably know her identity work for The High Line created in 2001 for the city of New York. Last week I (and some fellow Topswatch editors) went to see a lecture by Paula Scher, in which she discussed some of her work, including this identity. No matter what you're reaction is to this identity — in my opinion, there is something timeless about it that cannot be ignored. This identity was made almost a decade and a half ago, and yet it feels fresh and current.  I think for most designers, timelessness in our work is something that we strive for — and something that we can all probably agree on. Even if we don't all agree on her recent PMA rebranding. (...I had to bring it up.)

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