Brand by Hand, the first monograph on the work and career of Jon Contino, explores 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 unmistakable hand-lettering, the book shares how he has taken a passion for pen and ink and turned it into an expanding empire of clients, merchandise, and artwork.
Jon Contino is an influential staple in the design and branding community. As founder and creative director of branding agency CONTINO, he has produced award-winning work for household names including Nike, MillerCoors, American Eagle, Coca-Cola, 20th Century Fox, AT&T, and Sports Illustrated. He has also received some of the industry’s most prestigious honors, including a Decoration & Design Building Stars of Design award, a Clio Key Art Award, a Cannes Lion award, and an ADC Young Guns award. He was born and raised in New York and never left.