Jon Contino

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For my first post I am honored to bring to you Jon Contino. He is a designer, illustrator and a self-proclaimed ‘Alphastructuaesthetitologist’ (which sounds wonderful & incredibly hard to say) living in Brooklyn. His completely unique hand lettering style uses a rich mix of nostalgia and vaguely modern touches, making his particular brand of typography stand out. I particularly love his use of old sailor songs, sea life and of course the New York whaling-era ephemera. Along with his freelance career, Jon lives a crazy life as a partner at OneTwentySix design studio and owner of a men’s clothing line, CXXVI.

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Love the whale illustration!

Oh, wow, beautiful lettering…

Contino, is my hero.

Killing it.

Jon Contino is legit.

Love CXXVI, love a lot about this hand-worked style, so rare to see, but when done right, natural imperfections in otherwise orderly-looking type give it so much more character and personality.

yeah thats cool, hand working, be good to integrate it with the digital age, bet u could come with some proper gems!

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