Hand sketched artwork for a Gastronomy Grocer shop in South Devon, England.
In these pages, I hope to inspire in you an appreciation of design, "traditional signwriting", reverse glass decoration and ornate gilding that has been my passion and work so far.
This website contains images of my Signwriting studio in Torquay, Devon, showing a cross section of the kind of work that I specialize in.
I will also undertake commissions to design and produce Ornate Brilliant Cut and acid etched silvered mirrors, Reverse Gold Leaf advertising mirrors , hand painted and lettered pictorial pub signs.
Also many of the scrolls, banners and panels you see throughout the website and more are available for download to incorporate in your own design work.
David Smith 2010
Made for Sky Sports channel and Premire League Productions. This glass sign was produced for the show which shows the making of the glass sign for the Manchester United V Liverpool game. Read the rest of this entry »
Hand sketched artwork for Eco Soapia based in London. Glass Sign to follow. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a design I made for a dear friend’s 60th birthday. Someone I met over 20 years ago at Rick Glawson’s California Conclave. Dave has been a huge inspiration to me and many others. Dave has such a lovely family, his daughter Shiloh Butler O’rourke organised his friends to make artwork in different mediums for him to open on his birthday. Happy Birthday David Butler! Read the rest of this entry »
Hand rendered sketch for a dear friend called Andrew Amo Wright. Andrew is a traditional signwriter and works with his family at Pinewood Studios, London England. Read the rest of this entry »
In October 2013 i was commisioned to make the cover artwork for Kings of Leon, Beautiful War. This artwork was designed and sketched over 5 days, a lot of fine detail was added to the drawings.
This glass sign was made for John Mayer in 2013 as a thank you gift.
These pictures are from the Born and Raised Tour with friends from England ,Australia and America in 2013.
Reverse Glass Signs made for John Mayer USA Read the rest of this entry »