The Making of John Mayer’s ‘Born & Raised’ Artwork

David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specializing 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.

Before there was Photoshop

Follow along as Sean Adams mocks up a layout with a variety of traditional design tools.


Type & Lettering on tumblr

Type & Lettering

We have a new tumblr blog that focuses of type, lettering and fonts. If that’s your thing follow Type & Lettering on tumblr.

Ristorante Firenze


The Firenze is a traditional Italian restaurant located near Frankfurt, Germany, since 1974. Designed by Sarah Le Donne.

After a small refresh of the existing logo, the task was to create a totally new concept and design for menu and wine cards, vouchers, brochures, business cards, letterheads and a website. The idea behind the identity was to lay the focus on the fresh products the restaurant is well known for. Also the classic Italian colors are reinterpreted in a modern way.

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