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by DAVE SMITH
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 8801

Re: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

Thanks Raymond. Very nice compliment from you. Ditto mate! they are more likely to dig me up and think they found an elphant !


cheers mate!

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 8801

Re: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

Colours
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by DAVE SMITH
Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 8801

Re: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

I put a colour blend into this panel, kind of finishes this off with some vibrance.
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by DAVE SMITH
Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Loco in the house
Replies: 37
Views: 13756

Re: Loco in the house

Beautiful work Henry.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 8801

Re: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

Thanks Joe! Dan .forgot to say, yes it is a back wall mirror. Basically when people take the tour they would sit infront of these panels while drinking the Gin.

Thanks
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 8801

Re: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

Hi Lee. I gild from the top down one leaf at a time taking my time, no rushing! plenty of size in the area to be gilded but also extending to keep the next area wet and so on. I use to watch my mate John Studden who has this technique down to a fine art! he kept it wet and worked in half sheets dire...
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 8801

Re: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

other shots of these panels. colours probably don't do them justice if you don't mind me saying....

Smith tip gild on last picture.!.

Dave
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by DAVE SMITH
Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 8801

Re: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

Kind words from all you nice folks, except the Australian with the funny name called Will! . lol Dan it is not slumped, must be the photography and angles it's creating , thank you!.. Tyler, no screens on this panel were used ,everything was handwork but needed to be pretty exact for the handcut vin...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 8801

Re: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

some more angles.. various tones of acid and cut glass.
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 8801

Re: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

Cut glass and signwork
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 8801

The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

Recently finished this panel along wth two others for a museum on the Portobello Rd in London. The Ginstitute is a building which has served beverages on and off since possibly as long ago as 1740- The Ginstitute boasts: a small re-creation of a Victorian Gin Palace Bar- complete with a staggering s...
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Burberry Film
Replies: 5
Views: 2405

Re: Burberry Film

Hi Lorenzo.
The matt finish was hand painted in a clear varnish and then when dry I used wirewool to scratch up the surface to bring it back to almost a frosted look, once this was cleaned I water gilded over the entire letters with 23crt gold.

Hope that helps. Thanks Lorenzo
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Black Velvet On Gold?
Replies: 11
Views: 4121

Re: Black Velvet On Gold?

Lee . Fantastic workmanship you and Pete have achieved with this project. Good to see Pete again, say hi to him for me.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cigar Art
Replies: 3
Views: 1564

Re: Cigar Art

They always have such vibrant colour schemes. nice reference for glass work.

Good find Danny
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Burberry Film
Replies: 5
Views: 2405

Re: Burberry Film

I agree Pat great technique! The company are in Leeds, established 1870 and still have all the original moulds. The film guys said it was like going back in time seeing all the different carvings of flowers birds etc. Very cool indeed... hope your doing ok mate.

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Burberry Film
Replies: 5
Views: 2405

Burberry Film

Hi . Just had this film sent of some work i made for Burberry in London. It's Burberry's flagship store on 121 Regent Street. They have been established since 1856. It's an honour to be part of this team of craftsman.
Dave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MxLpHENuQg
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A different kind of lettering
Replies: 7
Views: 3495

Re: A different kind of lettering

Enjoyed that one Danny. Good find mate.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Aultman Taylor decal project
Replies: 8
Views: 3374

Re: The Aultman Taylor decal project

Love it Rick! Great job, you have some nice transitions of blends in the scroll work. Design also is flawless.


Great!
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 1868 Aetna Insurance Reverse Painted Glass & Abalone Shell
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

1868 Aetna Insurance Reverse Painted Glass & Abalone Shell

Someone might like to buy this piece, Chicago area! looks like alot of work in this panel.
here is the link. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1868-Aetna-Insu ... 19d461bc05


good luck!
by DAVE SMITH
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: G.A.Schwarz, Toys & Fancy Goods
Replies: 24
Views: 9523

Re: G.A.Schwarz, Toys & Fancy Goods

Work of art Larry!
. Great job as always and like the style, reminds me of Daddy Fine Gold's work. must of taken a while to make...

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Andrew Grundon. Cornwall, England
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Andrew Grundon. Cornwall, England

A friend of mine called Andrew Grundon is a sign writer from Wadebridge in Cornwall,here in England. Earlier this year he did an interview with one of the American news channels. here is the link. Enjoy!

http://www.wthr.com/story/19218992/the- ... -pub-signs


Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: London Olympics
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

Re: London Olympics

I never liked this logo , When it first came out I had seen some really clever designs forwarded to the Olympic commitee and they ended up picking this one. It's all over London even on some of the driving lanes, I got a ticket for driving on the olympic lane for just 2 minutes last week £145 fine! ...
by DAVE SMITH
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Prismatic Copper Leaf on Glass
Replies: 11
Views: 3929

Re: Prismatic Copper Leaf on Glass

Dan and Lee. I have only done it on small panels. It works great! My vision for large panels would work nice I think. My approach was all gold and silver (12)crt but you could also have a lined illustration before hand. Imagine one block of 23crt matt gold with areas left to add 12crt. Now with your...
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Prismatic Copper Leaf on Glass
Replies: 11
Views: 3929

Re: Prismatic Copper Leaf on Glass

Hi Dan. Lovely job mate!Nice and clean! great design also. I have used this same technique on window work with registration marks. Have you tried it by burnishing the whole letter one way and then painting some of the convexed areas (correct light source)letting it dry and then burnishing again the ...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: LP's are back ! Born and Raised cover, John Mayer
Replies: 11
Views: 5383

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

Nice Mike!thats great.I received the small litho prints this morning ,these are really nicely made with raised embossed text, JM Management went to the next level on the merchandise quality.

Thanks!
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: LP's are back ! Born and Raised cover, John Mayer
Replies: 11
Views: 5383

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

Hi Mike. You can get it from these places. probably best click the second link as it shows they are selling all over the States on that link. Is Casper anywhere near you? http://johnmayer.shop.musictoday.com/Product.aspx?cp=235_56165&pc=JMLP06 http://www.vinylhunt.com/ http://www.amazon.com/Born-Rai...
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signs From Sydney Australia
Replies: 33
Views: 12652

Re: Signs From Sydney Australia

Perfect explanation Pat. I can still buy the lead rolls over this way but vinyl is so much better. Thanks for the info Bruce on the varnishes, I have had my best success with oil size and also rubbing varnish / resin gel/ and damar varnish, when I get time I have some real nice lithos to show you th...
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Member - Checkin In
Replies: 2
Views: 4309

Re: New Member - Checkin In

Welcome on board Sean! Keep posting your great work. good to see the different styles..

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: LP's are back ! Born and Raised cover, John Mayer
Replies: 11
Views: 5383

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

Thanks you guys , yes they are duatones Dan, I played it today and it does sound so much better on the old record players ,very nostalgic sound. I would like to make it in glass around 4ft square, need to speak with Sony about this, would be nice as a one off panel but lots of work! probably a years...