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by DAVE SMITH
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: LP's are back ! Born and Raised cover, John Mayer
Replies: 11
Views: 3713

LP's are back ! Born and Raised cover, John Mayer

Sony sent me the completed album cover I made for John Mayer. Something about these old LPs and the quality to them.
so much nicer than a cd case. Was pleased to receive this on Monday and on my Birthday of all day's!
Dave
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by DAVE SMITH
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signs From Sydney Australia
Replies: 33
Views: 8517

Re: Signs From Sydney Australia

Hi Bruce. Been meaning to ask you for some time your thoughts on what was used for pictorial transfers that were applied to the back of those panels? I know some were painted by hand but also alot were paper litho transfers which held up very well. Lee littlewood made a alot of research into watersl...
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signs From Sydney Australia
Replies: 33
Views: 8517

Re: Signs From Sydney Australia

Hey there Willy. Larry is right on the nail. It's a traditional English way of embossing text and backgrounds sponged with Brunswick black or Ashaltum. When you were here we acid etched with mica but on this sign and some others its been lead foil backed and then stippled with the Brunswick once it'...
by DAVE SMITH
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Toughened glass
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Re: Toughened glass

Hi Bruce. I would normally use this type of paint for the silvering process but this time I wanted something harder and stronger attached to the glass for the signs I am making. No other reason just a reliable paint that stays adheared to the glass.

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New web site Cedros Avenue Signs
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: New web site Cedros Avenue Signs

Good idea Rod. Nice site great work! keep it coming!
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: American Sign Museum
Replies: 15
Views: 3323

Re: American Sign Museum

This is just the best Doug. Great people to spend time and work with, would love to have made . Maybe next time!. good job done by everyone!

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Toughened glass
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Re: Toughened glass

Great advice Bruce. I keyed the glass up , Paint is on now and drying.


Thanks
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: very nice work mr. seese.....!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1888

Re: very nice work mr. seese.....!!

First time I have seen your site also Dan. You have some incredible work there my friend. Love your style! true craftsman at the highest level.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Thu May 31, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Toughened glass
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Re: Toughened glass

Peace of mind! Thanks Larry and Pat.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Thu May 31, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Toughened glass
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Toughened glass

Hi Everyone. I have a question concerning the black two part epoxy nazdar paint ADE 52. I’m painting this two part ink directly onto toughened glass ( I think it's known as tempered in the States) I am wondering if this is a problem for adhesion and strength? Would it be the same as painting directl...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu May 24, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Album cover critic
Replies: 16
Views: 3534

Re: Album cover critic

Doug. Not getting to me one bit,Thanks anyway mate, just can't keep up with the demand here with the amount of emails to get back to daily I have to literally ignore them even though they are potentially work related that could be amazing jobs. I would normally have responded quicker here but work i...
by DAVE SMITH
Tue May 22, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Havana's General Store
Replies: 4
Views: 1500

Re: Havana's General Store

Excellent job Bob.
by DAVE SMITH
Mon May 21, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Album cover critic
Replies: 16
Views: 3534

Re: Album cover critic

Mike. Lost for words on that comment , your as bad as Dan! this is very kind of you Mike and the others here. Thank you also Bob appreciate it. .. Here is part of John's email he sent me for the brief of the cover. I have taken out alot of what was said here due to it being an email between us both ...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu May 17, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Album cover critic
Replies: 16
Views: 3534

Re: Album cover critic

Thankyou all. I take it with a pinch of salt this stuff. does anyone ever take this character serious? What a job to have. appreciate it from all of you.

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Wed May 16, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 13551

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Great! thanks Mark. Kind of feels strange seeing it up there, just used to seeing it on my computer.

Thanks for sharing.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Wed May 16, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Album cover critic
Replies: 16
Views: 3534

Album cover critic

A fan of John Mayers work sent me this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3KPSh0hcTc

interesting critic, reminds me of a slimmer version of Boris Johnson, London's Mayor! at least they are talking about it. Funny how we sign painters view art differntly to some.

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Mon May 14, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 13551

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Tuesday night John Mayer is being interviewd on the Ellen Show and David Letterman show on the 17th, I'm hoping they might show the artwork to the Album off .I don't think it will be shown here until next week. Maybe one of you guy's could let me know?
Fingers crossed!
Thanks

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Sat May 12, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Leaf workshop with Will Lynes, England
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Re: Gold Leaf workshop with Will Lynes, England

I guess it could be Lee, various ways to go with these shades as you know. It was a good workshop, Will's a very good signwriter.
He may come in at somepoint and post his website.

Thanks Lee
by DAVE SMITH
Sat May 12, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Workshop with David A. Smith, December 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3760

Re: Workshop with David A. Smith, December 2011

This looks great in the kitchen area Jeroen. Your girlfriend must be happy, I remember you saying about matching up colours! Perfect match.
By the time I come to Amsterdam you and Erik should have the place covered with gilded glass. Nice job mate, glad you enjoyed the workshop.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Fri May 04, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Leaf workshop with Will Lynes, England
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Re: Gold Leaf workshop with Will Lynes, England

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by DAVE SMITH
Fri May 04, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Leaf workshop with Will Lynes, England
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Gold Leaf workshop with Will Lynes, England

Hi. Here are a few pictures of a gilding workshop we had this last week with a very talented signwriter from Sydney, Australia. Will Lynes spent the week here in Torquay creating some lovely panels of glass. I designed this one panel with his name on and also some smaller panels of artwork that were...
by DAVE SMITH
Fri May 04, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Workshop with David A. Smith, December 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3760

Re: Workshop with David A. Smith, December 2011

Looks great Jeroen. The colours really pop off this panel with that frame. We need to see it hanging on your wall next. Good luck with your other gilding projects.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Fri May 04, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Video
Replies: 16
Views: 3141

Re: New Video

Great film Rod, You did an amazing job, really enjoyed it. Thanks for mentioning my gilders tip ,you didnt need to do that, real kind of you.

Hope you get plenty of work from this promotion.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Wed May 02, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No news?
Replies: 87
Views: 29592

Re: No news?

Amazing workmanship. Good post Erik.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 13551

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

So it was Mexican. I thought so Ray. Thanks very much for this ,your a very good friend. I appreciate it.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 13551

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Well i really don't know what to say to that compliment Raymond. You and many other people here have inspired me in my work, I appreciate this Ray and will one day come back and have another Mexican meal with you. It was mexican right? or did we have Indian food ? whatever it was it was great spendi...
by DAVE SMITH
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 13551

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Hi Anthony. You can be as nosey as you want to mate. I did a search locally and found some one with a drum scanner but the artwork was still too big on the width by about 2''s ,so I reverted to my original plan of scanning it in Photomerge in CS5 and it worked brilliantly! a few minor adjustments in...
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 13551

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Thanks Dan, I will pass this message you posted onto him. He has had one surgery already and I think he is due for this next one soon. He's pretty good about what has happened and is already writing other songs and staying creative . I had some files sent me a few days back showing the credits on th...
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lynda.com recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

Re: Lynda.com recommendation

Thats hard to do from scratch. very good job Dan. I need to upgrade my tablet. possibilities are endless!
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Need a new stop sign?
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Need a new stop sign?

They hit the nail right on the head with that video. Been there many times... good one Mike.