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
One of my favorite branding agencies Anagrama based in Mexico created a new identity for the Argentinian bakery Violeta. The boutique branding references the Buenos Aires coat of arms, the Rio de la Plata River and of course the color violet.
"We kept the lines depicting the Rio de la Plata and used them not only in the icon, but all over the brand in four different patterned textures. We chose violet to match the naming and to keep the brand fresh and feminine. The copper foil is not only a nod towards Violeta's excellence, but it also refers to the toasty color of bread right after it leaves the oven.”
I know the gold foil technically removes this project from the monochromatic theme but this identity was too good to pass up (plus purple is difficult to find).
Posted by Brendan McAuliffe with an assist from The Dieline