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Brand by Hand Blisters, Calluses, and Clients: A Life in Design

Brand by Hand

Blisters, Calluses, and Clients: A Life in Design

  • ISBN: 9781419732249
  • Publication Date: October 23, 2018


Price: $40.00

The legendary graphic designer Jon Contino shares a retrospective of his most influential and unforgettable work in this career-spanning memoir.

Brand by Hand documents the work, career, and artistic inspiration of graphic designer extraordinaire Jon Contino. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Jon's upbringing comes through in the way he talks—and, most importantly, in the way he designs. He is the founder and creative director of Jon Contino Studio, and for more than 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.

Over the course of his career, Jon has gone to design hell and back, facing obstacles like fear, self-doubt, and bad luck. Brand by Hand documents the evolution of his work, 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.

Brand by Hand showcases Jon's minimalist illustrations and unmistakable hand-lettering. It also shares how he took a passion for pen and ink and turned it into an expanding empire of clients, merchandise, and artwork.