Photo by Jonathan Mannion

“Jon Contino, as an artist and as a designer, positions himself at the intersection between time-honored techniques and modern application. His digitization of hand lettering and his style as an illustrator has made him one of the most sought after designers in the world.”

— Don Weir, Owner of STAG
Ben Arditti
1 (773) 818-4438
1 (718) 395-2480

New York native Jon Contino is widely known for his unique style which combines old and new world aesthetics into a modern, minimalist style imitated the world over. His work reveals the influences of historical New York, contemporary street art, and the lost art of hand-drawn lettering. Through these images, his story is told as a designer and consultant to brands ranging from the smallest boutique start-ups to the largest international corporations.

His dedicated efforts continue to blur boundaries and affect modern trends in all facets of the creative industry.

Jon resides in New York with his wife Erin and daughter Fiona where he operates his studio.

He is Founder and Creative Director of Contino Brand menswear and accessories company, as well as Co-Founder and Creative Director of CXXVI Clothing Company.

He is currently accepting new commissions. For all inquiries regarding consulting, speaking engagements, or workshops, please email for further information.
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Comm Arts Typography Annual '13
Print Mag. Reg. Annual Award
Cannes Lions Winner
ADC 92nd Awards Presenter
Meet the Designer at Apple SoHo
American Illustration 31 Award
ADC Young Guns 9 Winner
AAF Seattle ADDY Award
Comm Arts Typography Annual '11
Denver 50 Award in Ad. & Design
DSVC Professional Show Judge