David A. Smith is a traditional sign artist who was commissioned by John Mayer for his 'Born & Raised' album cover. He may be one of the most talented hand type designers I have ever seen. Watch the video to get a real dose of artistry.
It clocks in at almost 18 minutes so wait until you have time to watch and really appreciate the craftsmanship involved. If only we could all apply this amount of dedication to our work.
Special thanks to Adam Fox for the link.