Old school talent

I found this a while back and it struck a cord. When it struck that cord again today after a friend passed it along to me i thought i should share it.  Knowing that so many of us "artists" have taken the plunge into the digital world, its refreshing to see a glimpse of the passion and time that it takes to craft a one of a kind piece of art with your hands. I know that there is the argument out there that designing is crafting with your hands. Having been on both sides of the digital and analog fence, i find myself longing to get out from behind the computer and sketch, paint and print.

You can see in this video how the two worlds can and do work together beautifully. This video encouraged me to continue working in both while striving to push my creative boundaries. I hope that you enjoy and are inspired to continue to stretch yourself

The Making of John Mayer's 'Born & Raised' Artwork from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.
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 www.johnmayer.com
A Film by Danny Cooke www.dannycooke.co.uk
Featuring David A. Smith www.davidadriansmith.com
Special Thanks to Sony Music and Columbia Records

To watch David's original documentary, http://www.vimeo.com/14985356

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