Lately I’ve been obsessed with #neon. Half of my appreciation comes from the amazing skill it takes to actually make the delicate and bold messages out of glass and gas. Apparently the trade of ‘tube bending’ is not as big as it once was. I’d honestly LOVE to take a stab at making my own sign one day, but I know my chances of that happening are slim to none.
Artists, historians and preservationists are fighting to save neon, and I sincerely hope they keep it alive and well. You can learn all about how it came to be, and how it exists today in the amazing TUBE BENDERS episode from 99% Invisible.