Dec. 11, 1910 The Day Neon was Invented

This article explains how who created the first neon lights. The frenzy began with Georges Claude when he displayed his creation on Dec 11, 1910 at the Paris Expo. Las Angeles was the first city in the United States to experience the neon glow.

Decorate

Here is a nice example on how just a pinch of neon can brighten things up. It is simple and not obtrusive but still noticeable. 

Neon Splash Dash

Is it just me that quickly gravitates to anything that involves glowing paint being thrown in your face? If there is a glow stick near by you will catch me cutting it open to splash the liquid neon glow EVERYWHERE. I do not enjoy running but the Neon Splash Dash seems more like a fun party. 

LISA FRANK (in all caps due to my enthusiasm for this brand)

I can not write about neon design or neon anything with out mentioning my childhood favorite designer of all things girl Lisa Frank! Everything in multi neon bright colors, anything a young girl could imagine. The first day of school would not of been the first day of school without the splash of neon that Lisa Frank offers.

Not Neon Colors but Neon Trees

The band Neon Trees has nothing to do with being in any sort of neon color or light but they did do some great posters for each and every one of their songs on their new album, Picture Show. Each poster included on the packaging of the album 😛

Viliv Redesign

Products for after care of your plastic surgery combined with colors that may not be considered “real colors”, at least not colors you can make by just mixing your crayolas. This seems like a great match. 

A Timeline of Neon

Neon is here to stay and is still evolving.

Ray Ban Colorize Campaign!!

Messy color of the commercials done right with clean and focused print! I think this campaign is beautiful. It also keeps the voice of who Ray Ban is and what they are selling. Revitalizing the classic Wayfarer frames and adding color that is reminiscent of the famous Pop art of the ’60’s. The Glasses and the art form are timeless some form of the two together was a perfect fit.

Neon Signs Banned in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

In 2007 there was talk of neon signs are not being allowed on the streets, let alone anywhere outside, of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. They want to cut the clutter and to ban any outdoor advertising including Neon signs.  They want to reduce the “visual pollution”. Imagine driving home from work without the glare of bright pinks and blues one your windshield. I am on both sides of the situation. It would be nice to take away all of the clutter of the street but i do enjoy the colors.

Will we be Saying Goodbye to Neon Signs

Neon signs have always been the north star to our favorite venues of fun but recently with new technology the Toronto based Luminart. Luminart has created a more efficient way of producing glowing signs using acrylic based compounds. These neo-neon signs may be used both indoors and outdoors and have caught the eye of big business like Disney who are using them for Point of Purchase at Walt Disney World. These Luminite signs use about one-tenth of the electricity that it takes to power a neon sign.