David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising 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.
This is such an astounding piece of work. The level of craftsmanship and detail that went into this album is impossible for me to wrap my head around. This is an album I may just have to buy in order to keep this little piece of history.
Jason Santa Maria gives us a glimpse into the thoughts, challenges and considerations a type nerd (or in his words, a font geek). He shows the audience why we make the decisions we do and tells it quite well. For anyone interesting in learning typography, I highly recommend watching this.
Jason Santa Maria has gained a reputation for being one of the early adopters of web typography and embracing the flexibility of web design to take on principles from web design. Like in his talk at SVA, The Influence of Print Design on Web Design.