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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Vega de Pliego

// Designed by Andrés Guerrero

This beautiful branding for Vega de Pliego immediately caught my attention at first glance. I'm not sure whether it was the simplicity of the logo, or the way it was placed interestingly over an image of fields that caught my attention first, but regardless, I had to know more.

[This is an] identity for the agricultural cooperative "Vega de Pliego". It is inspired by heraldry Pliego (Murcia, Spain). The concept is based on a cultivated field from an overhead view. At the same time it takes the form of a "V," the first letter of the brand name.

There is something really smart, simple, and memorable about this branding. I especially love the photography treatment paired with this crisp, clean mark.



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