Home of the Brave

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  1. Jon Contino Jon Contino

    Another piece of the branding for the Home of the Brave restaurant in Toronto. The whole branding campaign is a tongue-in-cheek jab at classic American imagery.

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    5 months ago

  2. Steve Wolf Steve Wolf

    Love the grit texture throughout @Jon Contino

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  3. Toby Hook Toby Hook

    Total badass

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  4. Mark Weaver Mark Weaver

    Love this one Jon

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  5. James Lavine James Lavine

    Gritalicious.

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  6. Ali Akbar Ali Akbar

    wow, nice!

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  7. Jason Craig Jason Craig

    nice to see the effort on that one. Good work. I especially like the arrows. Good twist on a classic.

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  8. Mark Chronister Mark Chronister

    Nice take on Ben's original. Only 5 pieces?

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  9. Jon Contino Jon Contino

    @Mark Chronister The number of pieces and arrows have some significance to the brand which is a little more obscured to the viewer as a hidden meaning. There are 3 versions of the snake and all have 6 arrows. The 5 pieces in this version has a unique meaning as well.

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  10. Mark Chronister Mark Chronister

    I like that. Great concept. Love the hidden meaning part.

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  11. Tom Cross Tom Cross

    Super nice!

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  12. Neil Magadzia Neil Magadzia

    Hate to be that dude but when I first saw it, I thought it was something for Five Boro Skateboards. Looks very familiar to this…
    http://www.fngmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/join-or-die-5boro.jpg

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  13. Jon Contino Jon Contino

    @Neil Magadzia I already had this conversation with the 5 Boro dudes. It's a vertical join or die snake on a black background. Of course it's going to look similar, but the idea isn't exactly unique. It's a design that fits the branding and isn't a primary element, not to mention my illustration is completely original and their's an actual satire using the elements from the Franklin illustration from 200+ years ago. The reference is one of the most famous and iconic American images in history. There can be more than one version of it, don't you think?

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  14. Trevor Henry Trevor Henry

    Beautiful piece man. The Carnita/HOTB guys sure know how to pick their artists! (and their cooks!)

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  15. Neil Magadzia Neil Magadzia

    @Jon Contino I disagree completely… there can only ever be one version of anything, especially in the world of design. I'm just kidding, all I was saying was that it caught my eye and I thought you were doing something with 5 Boro. I'm very familiar with their stuff and when I didn't see their name anywhere, I was confused. Either way, I think its great and that all of your work is incredible. Sorry about the confusion.

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  16. Jon Contino Jon Contino

    @Neil Magadzia Haha it's all good. Sorry, I got a little on edge about it because earlier someone made an ignorant comment trying to act like I stole it from them, not even knowing it was a satire of a Classic American icon. It's a real head-slapper!

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  17. Nick Quintero Nick Quintero

    I just got a tattoo of the join or die snake. Love this.

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  18. Joseph Le Joseph Le

    i want a shirt of this

    5 months ago

  19. jim cherewick jim cherewick

    YES HE CHOPPED THAT EVIL SERPENT INTO FOURS. bad ass.

    5 months ago

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