Jon Contino

481 Flips | 2 Magazines | 12 Likes | 3 Following | 361 Followers | @joncontino | New York native. Designer, lettering artist, creative director. Alphastructaesthetologist.

Top 12 Secrets of NYC’s Kosciuszko Bridge Between Brooklyn and Queens

Eight years ago, in the face of an overwhelming consensus in favor of a complete replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge, New York state’s Historic …

A Guide to Indoor Plants

A bit of green in a home or office does a lot to keep your spirits up no matter what time of year, so investing in a house or office plant is less of …

18 Maps That Will Change How You See The World

Including some disturbing news for America.<p>BuzzFeed is attempting to track down and embed all the original creators featured in this article. Please contact tom.chivers@buzzfeed.com.

Spend a Day on the Highest Floor of One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center is <b>the tallest building in New York City</b>. More symbolically, it's the most obvious physical marker of downtown's fraught, complex redevelopment. The 1,776-foot-tall tower <b>opened in November</b> to much fanfare; at the moment, Conde Nast and other tenants occupy the lower floors. …

Skyscrapers

Teen unearths pictures of the first Nirvana gig in her dad’s library

On a random Saturday night in March 1987, Kurt Cobain—along with his friends Krist Novoselic and Aaron Burckhard—loaded up in a borrowed panel van …

What Penn Station used to look like will make you weep with longing

The destruction of Penn Station<p>The fall of a New York architectural martyr<p>C. 1910<p>In 1910, when New York City transportation terminal Pennsylvania …

Saul Bass' rejected designs for The Shining, with notes from Kubrick

It’s a rare treat to see rejected designs at the best of times, those glimpses at the inner workings of the projects we love and what the client and …

The Little-Known Story of the Night Witches, an All-Female Force in WWII

In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, German soldiers had a very real fear of witches.<p>Namely, the “Night Witches,” an all-female squadron of bomber pilots who ran thousands of daring bombing raids with little more than wooden planes and the cover of night—and should be as celebrated as their male …

Episode 40: Jon Contino, Letterer, Jon Contino Studio

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Jon Contino

Makers of Sport Podcast #40<p>June 15, 2015<p>Jon Contino<p><i>"If I wasn't myself [through my work] then it really wasn't worth doing. I don't see why anyone</i> …

The Sunday Hangover

1 Screen Test – Jodi Lee – High Snobiety<p>2 All the Easter Eggs in <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> – Youtube<p>3 This Summer’s Best Movies You Haven’t Heard of Yet – …

5 & 3/4 QUESTIONS: JON CONTINO

This artist and designer is inspired by elemental forces, from Mayan architecture to Nirvana’s drummer.

Jon Contino on How to Design a Secret Society Bandana

How the Bucks' redesign was born

Uniform and logo designs are usually attributed to faceless corporations or leagues. You know the usual sound bites: "Nike designed these uniforms," …

Schick Toikka is a type foundry and graphic design studio established in 2010 by Florian Schick and Lauri Toikka.

Graphic Design

Digitising the hidden treasures of the Natural History Museum, London (pictures)

Inside Adam Lippes’s Berkshires Home

The Country Rental: A Floating Farmhouse in Upstate New York

New York architectural designer and builder Tom Givone is on a mission to explore “the contrast between historic and modern and play these extreme …

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Sports Logo Case Study #10—The Green & Gold A's

The Sweatshirt Grows Up

It’s a piece long-associated with gym wear, but a number of brands including Loro Piana and Massimo Alba have given this old friend a luxe …

Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Colossal

<p>New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces …

A 3D Ship Projected onto Curtains of Water at the Amsterdam Light Festival by visualSKIN | Colossal

<p>Romania-based architecture collective visualSKIN arrived at the Amsterdam Light Festival with a splash this year, installing a three-dimensional …

House Rules

Ogling the archives at the House Industries studio in pastoral Delaware can only be likened to digging through the crates of a great record …

Beautiful book documents the views out of famous writers' windows

How many times have photographers and writers ventured into the studios of artists to document well-used tools and paint-spattered chairs? About a …

BANDITS’ ROOST, NYC | AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET

Jacob Riis was born the third of fifteen children on May 3rd, 1849 in Denmark. He was a carpenter by trade when he headed to the United States in …