September 11, 2011
you're just my type, jon contino.
if you haven't noticed already, i'm a huge fan of hand-lettered type, and native new-yorker jon contino has it in spades. he has fully embraced the old-timey, suspender-wearing, wartime-patriot, beard and tattoos aesthetic, but because each piece so clearly has his point-of-view, it still reads as modern and fresh. the textures, the small details, and the imperfections make each piece so strong, it's no wonder he's such a success. these are just a few of his pieces - the guy is insanely prolific - so check out more of his work here. he's got a great blog too!