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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: 22793

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: 22793

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: 22793

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: 3557

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: 1653

Re: Need a new stop sign?

They hit the nail right on the head with that video. Been there many times... good one Mike.
by DAVE SMITH
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 22793

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Dan. Yes his throat problem came back. Are you a fan of his work? I think he will do the tour once he has healed from his operation. Such ashame for him after all the hard work he and his band put in. If you look on his site take a look at the guitar he had made by Fender, they had someone paint ros...
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 22793

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Thankyou all very much ,what a nice bunch of friends to have . Dan you never embarrased me mate, I appreciate what you said and it's the same for me about all your work and others. I often think what Rick Glawson would of been turning out now ,that would be pretty amazing to see. Always trying to pu...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 22793

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Gosh thats a nice comment from you Dan, appreciate that very much mate, to be honest i really don't know what to say to that. Very kind of you. I find myself always learning from the people on here, seeing all the work posted gives me ideas in my work, I guess it goes round in circles. Nice to be pa...
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Silver Dollar City Designs in SignCraft
Replies: 7
Views: 2669

Re: Silver Dollar City Designs in SignCraft

Excellent work and interesting read Mike. My Signcraft arrived today, was reading it earlier while eating my lunch.

good job mate!

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Newest glass sign
Replies: 53
Views: 22381

Re: Newest glass sign

Looks Good Rod, nice effects.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 22793

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Thank you Doug. Hi Rockstarberlin. Yes it was all hand drawn with a pencil, I made a few rough sketches and then made a final version for John to view. Glad you like it. Will post some sketches soon on here.
Thanks
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 317013

Re: Original Dead Men

You crack me up Larry. Going to show this to my 3 gilders, not sure what they will make of it. Hilarious stuff mate. Thanks for putting this together.

Aho!
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Kickin' the Old School!...
Replies: 15
Views: 6009

Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Nice job and what a ton of work . Did you get England looking the right shape?

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 22793

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Rick. I used a pencil to sketch the artwork out, will post that at some point but need to wait for album release on some of the elements. After the pencil it was on to Omega 4.0 to vector the sketch, All the faces were hand drawn and the coins. once the vectors were finished they were brought into P...
by DAVE SMITH
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gettin' with the times....
Replies: 10
Views: 4217

Re: Gettin' with the times....

Step on it Tyler! it's there for the taking and it's all free! how much was it to pay for an add in Yellow pages?

Good luck mate.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gettin' with the times....
Replies: 10
Views: 4217

Re: Gettin' with the times....

Larry. I think Tony is right on the nail. If you promote your self on these sites more folk will see your work, I will admit I also find it a pain sometimes and would would rather be pushing a brush or laying some gold but by doing this it will bring in a tremendous amount of work. You need to pick ...
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: three reverse gilded glass art pieces
Replies: 6
Views: 2443

Re: three reverse gilded glass art pieces

Very nice work Tony, creative ! interesting effects.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 22793

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Thanks so much Doug. I think i'm aloud to share close ups but I better c heck before I go posting. The effects used were sandstone ,spatter ,and grain on the final image with alot of adjustment etc with multiply and other effects like this. I also have a file with the antique creased paper over the ...
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Letter Carving in Stone.
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

Re: Letter Carving in Stone.

Very nice work Jeff, I think he worked with Gordon Young on some projects over here, what a talent!
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 22793

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Thanks Pat Tony and Erik. Pat I plan to stay in my house and work from here, I don't want the huge overheads that I had back when I had the signshop. I'm not going to kill myself trying to take on every job, I've done that it gets me nowhere. It's always tempting and hard to say no to some lovely or...
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 22793

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Thankyou very much Mike, real nice of you to say that. Your right, It's amazing how quick people find you..


Cheers Mike.
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 22793

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Thanks Jerry, here are few more links, they keep popping up daily. http://underthegunreview.net/2012/02/28/john-mayer-reveals-born-and-raised-release-date-album-art-and-tracklisting/ http://underthegunreview.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/John-Mayer-Born-and-Raised-800x800.jpeg here is his...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 22793

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Thanks very much you guy's. Lee it was all hand sketched and designed. John gave me a brief and I made 3 sketches for him he picked the third sketch and never changed it. He asked for a clock coins medals which all mean something to him. The dots were hand done with a felt tip pen to resemble litho ...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No news?
Replies: 87
Views: 46077

Re: No news?

Nice post to find . These look very nice Erik. You have been busy. I seen some panels like this down the back streets in Paris they have that nice period feel.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lincoln Highway mural number 21 - Sauk Village, IL
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

Re: Lincoln Highway mural number 21 - Sauk Village, IL

Amazing work Jay! Always great to see your style.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 22793

John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Hi everyone. Been out of the loop here for a while, just looked through the posts, great work I need to catch up with some of them. Sony Music asked me back in November to make the new Album cover art for John Mayer. At the time I was busy with other work , Sony would only give me 3 weeks to make th...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A LetterPress Film by Danny Cooke
Replies: 2
Views: 1636

A LetterPress Film by Danny Cooke

My friend Danny Cooke here in Torquay has just finished making this short film on Print Machines from times gone by. Enjoy!
http://vimeo.com/35688592

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Workshop with David A. Smith, December 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 7098

Re: Workshop with David A. Smith, December 2011

Thanks Kelly real nice of you. have a great Christmas.
Dave