Traditional etched glass craftsman David A. Smith shares his (really quite mindblowing) skills in the video below. He has recently designed album and single covers for John Mayer, and in this video he is seen making bespoke glass signs for the singer. What is really interesting is that, although Smith is clearly an extremely talented craftsman, he seems to have chosen to make the album cover digitally in Adobe Illustrator. He worked from very detailed pencil drawings, but I can't help but wonder what the cover might have looked like if it had been entirely analogue in its rendering.
The Making of John Mayer's 'Born & Raised' Artwork from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.
Via Juxtapoz Magazine