Tagged: hand lettering
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    Jul 2014

    Jon Contino

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    Jon Contino is an artist I have admired for a while. From New York, and influenced by New York, his style is instantly recognisable. Much of Mr Contino’s work revolves around typography. Combining traditional techniques with digital tools he has bridged the gap between traditional and modern.

    Mr Contino’s work is not the case of making something new look old, it is quite the opposite, taking the lost art of hand-drawn lettering and making it relevant in today’s market. He does it so well that he has become one of the most sought after designers. So much so it would probably be quicker to list all the clients and company he hasn’t worked with. But to give you an idea of how long his client list here are but a few:

    20th Century Fox, AIGA, AT&T, American Express, Coca-Cola, ESPN, Ford, Harley Davidson, Harper Collins, IBM, Jack Daniel’s, Jameson Whiskey, Kellogg’s, Random House, The Washington Post, Dockers, H&M, JCPenney, Lacoste, New Balance, Nike, Obey Clothing, and Victoria’s Secret.

    Not keeping busy enough producing client work, Mr Contino somehow found time to set up his own menswear’s company, Contino Brand and Co-Found CXXVI Clothing Company.

    To keep up-to-date with Jon Contino’s work, check out his website and follow him on twitter.

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    Jul 2013

    Fashion Fridays ~ Ada Buchholc

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    Polish illustrator Ada Buchholc graduated from the Poznań University of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and also studied Illustration at Academy Minerva in The Netherlands. Her power-packed style has attracted many clients including Wprost, Przekrój, Newsweek, Heineken Music, IKS Magazine and Warsaw Uprising Museum.

    In general my favourite inspirations are the 20’s, 90’s, Ed Wood’s movies, Monkey Island games, Samurai Jack and neverending Weltshmerz.

  3. 8

    Jun 2013

    Ed J Brown

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    Mancunian Ed J Brown is an illustrator with some fantastic hand-drawn type skills. His humour comes through in his work, which is pumped with bold colours and jagged lines. Pretty exciting stuff.

    “All his work consists of completely hand drawn and hand made images, even the colours he uses come from scanned in sugar paper – this is all assembled in Photoshop like a big sexy jigsaw.”

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    Mar 2013

    Fashion Fridays ~ Shelsey Birch

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    Shelsey Birch is a freelance graphic designer from Australia. Her illustrations are quite gentle in tone, often depicting women wearing fantastical fashions in nice detail. Shelsey’s experiments with type are ravishing and definitely worth a look. Visit her website to see more of her work.

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    Mar 2013

    Lianne Harrison

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    Lianne Harrison is from the Malvern Hills, and now works from London. Most of her illustrations use a collage technique, and she also makes great use of her handwriting to give her work a unique feel. She’s created book jackets, illustrated maps and some great editorial illustrations. Clients include GQ Magazine, Spiral Productions and The Vegan Society. She was shortlisted for The Penguin Design Award in 2009 and in 2011 her work was selected by The Association of Illustrators to exhibit at the London Transport Museum. Visit her website to see more…

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