Old fashioned Signwriting aka Reverse Glass, Gold Leaf Sign Artist

25 Jun

john mayer born and raised

Handcrafts and hard work pays off when you are this good at making designs. This kind of craftsmanship is incredible and I just enjoy how much detail he designs. The process of this kind of artwork is long and worthwhile! I wish I could make things that are this beautiful – but I will stick with Illustrator and Photoshop to give me the results I want. But we should never forget the old ways of doing things – it just puts everything in perspective and inspires. Enjoy the patience he has…

David A Smith is a name that has become synonymous in Sign-Writing and Glass gilding circles, with high quality, hand crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors.

In this short documentary, we reveal behind the scenes work, techniques and visions that Dave uses when carrying out his passion as a glass embosser – One of the few remaining traditional UK glass artists.

David A Smith
davidadriansmith.com

John Mayers album artwork is designed the old way with Reverse glass design

David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. David recently produced a wonderful turn-of-the-century, trade-card styled album cover for popular American singer/songwriter John Mayer.

This film captures the ‘Behind The Scenes’ creation of the ‘Born & Raised’ and ‘Queen of California’ artwork, as well as 2 unique reverse glass panels, hand-crafted in England by David A. Smith.

Music by John Mayer http://www.johnmayer.com
A Film by Danny Cooke http://www.dannycooke.co.uk
Featuring David A. Smith http://www.davidadriansmith.com

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