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

World Cup Brands Infographic

// Designed by Mission

This years World Cup was no different then any other major sports event with an over saturation of branding endorsements and product placements. Two companies out shined all others though, being Nike and Adidas. Mission created this infographic to compare the two brands to see just how accurate their claims of success where.

"The World Cup had just begun when Nike and Adidas (adidas) started projecting themselves as the eventual top soccer brand. They touted how many tweets, likes and forwards their campaigns had, and how each brand created real-time messages and reactive moments. They also built fast-growing virtual communities across all key platforms. Both brands provided figures that “proved” their camps were widespread and more engaging than the others.

But are the facts transparent? Are the numbers they feed us real? We thought it would be interesting to show how authentic the brands appeared on the field. Mick Hoban, who started Nike Soccer in 1978 and is one of the greatest soccer sports marketing minds, lived by one rule: “Keep the Faith” (in the sport). In other words, make sure your brand not only stays true to the game, but also remains authentic by truly being a part of the game."

 

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