11-30-2012, 10:54 PM
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Collectors Weekly has an interview with a New Yorker with a recent book about neon signs, with images of a number of the signs. Many years ago when I was in college, I lived in an apartment above a liquor store that had a neon sign with lights chasing each other across the top, and every night until late I had the flickering glow from it on my bedroom ceiling. But I've always liked neon.

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 11-30-2012, 11:03 PM
  • Johnny
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Thanks for the link John. I agree, neon has always been one of my favorite forms of advertising and I wish more business would start using it again. Something classy about neon.

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 12-01-2012, 11:13 AM
  • freddy
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Thanks for the nostalgia, John. Being a Brooklyn native, I remember the Nathan's hot dog stand neon as well as the Wonder Wheel's.

Here in San Diego there was a hue and cry when a neighborhood sign (announcing the name of the neighborhood, Hillcrest) went from neon to LED. I would imagine that the days of neon may be numbered, just like the incandescent light bulb.

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 12-01-2012, 06:34 PM
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John, thanks for the link.

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