The Making of John Mayer’s ‘Born & Raised’ Artwork
David A. Smith is a terrific artisan. He designed the artwork for John Mayer’s “Born and Raised” LP on John’s ideas. ’…“traditional signwriting”, reverse glass decoration and ornate gilding…’ has been David’s ’…passion and work so far.’ The artwork simply fits John’s versatile music style which ranges from pop and blues to country & western influenced songs. “Born and Raised” is more geared to country & western. The video itself starts with a short dialogue between David and John, then a quick motion of the CD-Cover in progress, afterwards the real fun starts: the process of making the artwork is partly shown. Even the video itself is directed and cut in a great way. So all in all I believe that this video is really worthwhile, for anybody who enjoys art and especially typography.