Blaine Fontana currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Imbuing his vision with the divine symbolism of religious myths, worldly folklore and current social dynamics, his works contain a kind of shamanic exploration of meaning that recognizes the totemic quality and power of the image. With extensive experience within the design world, including working as a designer for Felt Bicycles and acting art director for Zero+ Publishing, Fontana’s work displays a virtuosic understanding of sign & simulacra and their role within our contemporary visual culture. Straddling the physical and metaphysical, organic and architectural, painterly and graphic sensibilities, Fontana fuses multiple visual strategies to forge an aesthetic language entirely of his own making.
Designed Toy Releases
These are toys designed by Blaine.
Toy Series Participation
These are toys that Blaine has lent his design skills to.
These are one-off pieces by Blaine.
- Piece(s) for Remixing the Magic, 2006
- Piece(s) for The Chubby Bunny Show, 2006
- Piece(s) for I am 8-Bit, 2006
- Piece(s) for I am 8-Bit, 2005