In what is quickly becoming an annual tradition, we worked with independent artists in Berkeley, CA; Austin, TX; and Brooklyn, NY, to create five posters centered around the theme of Independence. Here, Brooklyn native Jon Contino uses a combination of screen-printing, watercolor and hand-drawn typography to create the art for the Jack Daniel's Independence Day campaign. The finished work was later photographed to create the art for print ads, posters and large-scale outdoor murals. The poster reads: "CRAFT. THE HANDMADE. THE SWEAT. FOLLOWED BY THE TEARS. WHERE THE DEVIL AND DETAIL RUN SIDE BY SIDE. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT IS PRIDE. WHERE NOTHING IS TAKEN FOR GRANTED AND QUALITY IS KING. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CRAFT? THANKFULLY, NOTHING." Client: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Agency: Arnold Worldwide, Boston Chief Creative Officer: Pete Favat Group Creative Director: Wade Devers ACD/Art Director: Travis Robertson ACD/Copywriter: Greg Almeida DP: Nate Laver Producer: Ben Ouellette Artist: Derek McDonald @ Golden West Sign Arts Director of Global Marketing: Carmen D'Ascendis+ More details
Our friends at Mamas Sauce put together a project called Love Letters to help 'Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum' facilitate an unplanned and forced move. This project is donating all proceeds to help fund the last minute move. We donated our time along with some of the best up and coming designers around. Letters: http://www.mamas-sauce.com/shop/love-letters/ Hamilton Type: http://www.woodtype.org/support Designers: A: Fuzzco (http://fuzzco.com/) E: Justin Mezzell (http://justinmezzell.com/) I: Aaron Draplin (http://draplin.com/) O: Dana Tanamachi (http://tanamachistudio.com/) U: Jon Contino (http://www.joncontino.com/) &: Jessica Hische (http://jessicahische.is/) Y: Ross Moody 55HI's (http://55his.com/) Very special thanks to composer and songwriter Keegan Dewitt for contributing music to this video. http://keegandewitt.com/ For a very full circle and sentimental throw back, revisit the FICTION video capturing the very first letterpress job at Mamas Sauce: https://vimeo.com/4749657+ More details
Music: something (with Tod Shelton) by johnny_ripper+ More details
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the craft of screen printing with Jon Contino (ADC Young Guns 9 winner) and the crew at American Icon Screen Printing. American Icon is the official apparel partner of the Art Directors Club. Music provided by The Racer from their debut album "Passengers". http://www.theracermusic.com+ More details
Nothing comes easy. It's not always about following your dreams, sometimes it's proving what you're worth. This talk was given at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 2013 in Cleveland, OH. For more info check out http://wmcfest.com As a New York native, Jon Contino has been under the influence of corporate mass marketing and inspirational street art since his first breath. Not surprisingly, he has garnered considerable attention for his unique approach to design utilizing hand-drawn lettering and typographic illustration in conjunction with a modern, yet minimalistic sensibility. He has received numerous accolades for his fusion of old and new world aesthetics and continues to influence modern trends in graphic design and apparel design. Jon resides in New York with his wife Erin and daughter Fiona where he works not only as a freelance illustrator, but also as Co-Founder and Creative Director of menswear brand CXXVI Clothing Company. He is currently accepting new commissions. For all inquiries regarding consulting, speaking engagements, or workshops, please email for further information.+ More details
Link: http://www.wordnotebooks.com/pages/memorandum Inspired by pocket journals from the early to mid 1900's, The Standard Memorandum is designed to chronicle a year of your life. Word. has teamed up with designer and illustrator, Jon Contino, to create a modern version of this storied notebook. The Standard Memorandum is laid out so you simply jot down a line or two every day for a year and are left with a memento you can save or pass down. The project began after Jon discovered his wife's great-grandfather's pocket journals from the early 1900's that basically recreated what his life was like. Born out of a desire to start doing this himself, Jon partnered with Word. Notebooks to create a journal like the ones he found. The Standard Memorandum is that journal.+ More details
Jon Contino is one of the baddest East Coast graphical geniuses and we are grateful he took the time out to create an exclusive collection of decks and tees for Flip. Big shout-out to the Big Apple and Frank 151(http://www.frank151.com/) for putting the video together!+ More details
We Believe art should always be a primary focus of snowboarding. For three years we have teamed up with Jon Contino to explore the art direction of our Crossrocket board model. The third installment and 2015 Crossrocket can only be described best by the man himself...+ More details
The Secret Handshake headed to Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 2013, where we caught up with Jon Contino (@joncontino) who gives advice about maturing your practice over time. More Information: http://www.learnthesecrethandshake.com @secrethndshk Filmed with: • Canon 6D 24-105mm F/4 L IS USM • Sennheiser G3 Wireless Lav+ More details
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