O.K., So Craftsmanship Isn’t Dead Yet

Art Director Tom Taylor forwarded this video to me this morning. It’s so incredible it will make you weep with envy. Singer / songwriter John Mayer commissioned David A. Smith, a┬átraditional sign-writer/designer from England who specializes in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors, to design the cover for his latest album.

This short film documents the process of Smith creating the album artwork as well as a few other special reverse-painted glass signs. Watch this video to see a truly gifted craftsman at work in a medium that was once ubiquitous and is now nearly a lost art.

The Making of John Mayer’s ‘Born & Raised’ Artwork from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.