This is two demo's done by journeyman sign painter and type designer John Downer at the Sign Graphics class at Los Angeles Trade Technical College in Downtown Los Angeles, CA on March 5, 2013. The other man speaking in this video momentarily is the Sign Graphics instructor and journeyman sign painter Doc Guthrie.
My apologies for the quality of this video. It was recorded with my iphone, it is my first time uploading a video, and I do not do any film editing or modification.
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.