Whilst our first love is possibly letterpress, our second surely has to be the beauty of neon.
The simplicity of letterforms sculpted from gas filled glass tubes. By day they are an intricate and delicate construction outlining the individual elements of the signage – by night they burst into colour and brilliance.
On recent travels we discovered that San Francisco has a vast array of vintage signs throughout the city which is a photographic dream. For those interested, San Francisco Neon Book provide guided walks where you can discover some of the more significant installations and learn about their history.
Whether they are derelict and dormant or still actively lit they both carry an air of nostalgia and vintage charm which is hard to beat.