neon signs

Inside The Workshop Of A Master Neon Signmaker

Inside The Workshop Of A Master Neon Signmaker

Neon is an essentially modern phenomenon — it was discovered in 1898, at the cusp of the modern age. But paradoxically, working with neon still requires an extraordinary handicraft. A new video shows us the process of blowing and moulding a (badass) neon sign courtesy of Mike Heist, a Neon…

The Lonely Process And Lovely Work Of Hong Kong’s Neon Craftsmen

The Lonely Process And Lovely Work Of Hong Kong’s Neon Craftsmen

Hong Kong’s neon sign trade is fading in the face of new technology, but there are still skilled workers who craft the glowing lights by hand. The process is, by their own admission, painstaking, solitary, thankless, and steadily losing popularity, but these guys are still going at it. Watching them…