Brand by Hand
Brand by Hand documents the work, career, and artistic inspiration of graphic designer extraordinaire Jon Contino.
Jon is a born-and-bred New Yorker. He talks like one, he acts like one, and most importantly, he designs like one. He is the founder and creative director of Jon Contino Studio, and over the past two decades, he has built a massive collection of award-winning graphic-design work for high-profile clients such as Nike, 20th Century Fox, and Sports Illustrated. Throughout all of this, he has gone to design hell and back, facing obstacles like fear, self-doubt, and bad luck. Brand by Hand documents the work and career of Jon Contino, exploring his lifelong devotion to the guts and grime of New York and cementing his biggest artistic inspirations, from hardcore music to America’s favorite pastime. A graphic-design retrospective showcasing his minimalist illustrations and unmistakable hand-lettering, Brand by Hand shares how Contino has taken a passion for pen and ink and turned it into an expanding empire of clients, merchandise, and artwork.
"The upcoming Brand by Hand: Blisters, Calluses, and Clients: A Life in Design is a graphic-design retrospective that documents the work, career and artistic inspiration of the influential designer and artist through the lens of everything that made him who he is today." -- Cool Material "New York-based graphic designer Jon Contino's Brand By Hand | Blisters, Calluses, and Clients: A Life in Design is rooted in memoir, beginning with stories from his childhood and continuing as a portfolio of client and personal projects. This lettering driven and illustrative work for brands big and small is dotted with reflections, recollections and insights" -- eye magazine
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