David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer and designer. He works with high quality ornamental glass, a wide range of specialty tools (such as a sand blaster) and materials (gold leaf, custom paints) to create breathtaking works of art. My personal favorite piece is the cover he created earlier this year for John Mayer’s Born and Raised album. Here’s a link to a video showing the creation of that work.
This video is Smith’s latest. Beautiful.