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Danny Cooke shoots David A. Smith

Stunning film – The Making of John Mayer’s ‘Born & Raised’ Artwork – shot by Danny Cooke.

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 singer/songwriter John Mayer. (We featured him in the London issue of Boat Magazine)

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
Filmed by Danny Cooke
Featuring David A. Smith

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    1st Mar 2013
    3:25 pm
  1. Amazing to see the amount of effort, skill and more importantly patience it takes to make these signs!

  2. GlennGlenn
    1st Mar 2013
    3:26 pm
  3. Ha, his website is a shocker though :D

  4. Luke TongeLuke Tonge
    1st Mar 2013
    11:13 pm
  5. G – make him an offer he can’t refuse…

  6. Leanne Mallinder
    4th Mar 2013
    11:00 am
  7. Phenomenal work! David has a staggering level of talent. Found the video incredibly interesting and beautifully shot. Realised his studio is a short walk from my parents house, think I might try and arrange a visit next time I’m home!

  8. GlennGlenn
    4th Mar 2013
    11:16 am
  9. @Leanne If I was in the area I’d definitely knock on his door and say hi as well :)

  10. Leanne Mallinder
    31st May 2013
    10:22 am
  11. Workshop visit arranged for August! I’ll have to be careful while I’m there in case he has a ‘You break it you pay for it policy’ as he told me his glass signs start at £800! Looking forward to meeting him and learning more about his work.

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