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.
Jon Contino is one of the rising stars on the graphic design scene. In addition to his work for such high-profile clients as Sports Illustrated, Anthropologie, and Nike, Jon is also the founder and creative director of Contino Brand menswear and accessories, and the co-founder and creative director of CXXVI Clothing Company. He has also played a significant role in the creation and direction of the award-winning wine company, The Hidden Sea. He lives in New York City.