The following clip reminded me about the documentary we featured on NY sign/advertising painters a while back. Up There followed several artists while they were working along the side of a New York building, producing a timelapse video for Stella Artois. It demonstrated a dying craft in times of digital printing and online advertising.
David A Smith is another one of those craftsmen, someone who has become synonymous in Sign-Writing and Glass gilding circles as he produces high quality, hand crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. The following mini documentary reveals how it all works and gives us the opportunity to witness the process of signs being made out of glass.
I remember growing up we had an original Coca Cola glass/mirror piece at home. Had, as one day I decided to drop it. Man were my parents pissed and I seem to understand why right now . Oops!