David A Smith – The Making of Ludlow & Blunt

I’ve been lucky enough to be taught sign-writing by David, and I always turn to him when I have a question about an obtuse sign-writing need. He is a legend, and I am honoured to have had the privilege to be tutored by him. Please take a look at the behind-the-scenes process of sign artist, and glass gilder David A. Smith MBE as he creates a handcrafted, ornamental advertising glass sign for Brooklyn’s vintage barbershop Ludlow & Blunt. Through kiln firing, acid etching, verre eglomise, brilliant cutting, hand painting, screen printing, airbrushed paintings, pointillism ink drawing, glue chipping, deep shade embossing, sandblasting, water slide transfers, water gilding, oil gilding, abalone inlay, finger blending, brush blending, asphalt shading, and a walnut wood frame by Arron Dart with a bespoke metal engraved plaque by Rick Simmons, watch this one-of-a-kind masterpiece come to life in Danny Cooke’s film.