Monday, December 27, 2010

Neon Workshop

Feature: Neon Workshop | What's On in Leeds | Eating Out in Leeds | Listings | Leeds Guide Magazine

The aim of the workshops is to “expose, challenge and teach neon as a
method of expression and cultural production”. As Richard says: “We also
encourage our students to explore provocative and alternative methods
of thinking in the creation of neon.” The course is limited to six
people and there was a range of different abilities and interests there –
some were artists, another a glass blower, another an architect.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Neon light illuminates the art scene of Dar es Salaam - Embassy of Denmark Tanzania
Nafasi Art Space in Dar es Salaam is buzzing with life these days, as the Danish artist, Hans E. Madsen, is visiting to teach local artists how to make art from light. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Neon signs could be the norm for Middlebury businesses The Republican-American
Neon signs could be the norm for Middlebury businesses

MIDDLEBURY — Sandwich boards, flags and even neon-style "Open" signs might be allowed at local businesses soon without a special exception from the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Those relaxations of the town's strict sign rules are being considered by the commission as part of an overhaul of the town's zoning regulations. The review follows the approval of a backlit open sign for Bicycle Works in the Middlebury Hamlet plaza.

Matt Morris, the shop's owner, had hung the sign in his window but removed it after he received a letter in July 2008 stating that he was in violation of the town's regulations. Morris claimed that removing the sign cost him a $12,000 revenue loss.

The town's regulations prohibit business owners from using illuminated neon or neon-like signs in their windows without getting a special exception.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Design of neon museum is progressing

Design of neon museum is progressing - Glendale News Press
CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday approved adding $252,000 to a contract with a firm designing exterior renovations to the vacant building slated to house the Museum of Neon Art.
The City Council last year approved a highly subsidized deal with the Los Angeles-based nonprofit museum to move into the city-owned building at 216 S. Brand Blvd. across from the Americana at Brand.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Exhibitionist: Neon at Felix Kulpa

Brian Coleman, 'Bell Jar Magic,' neon. Photo by Maureen Davidson.
Neon is one of those noble gases that hangs out looking sexy and drinking cocktails around Group 18 of the periodic table while the other gases sweat in the kitchen, cooking. Representing the fantasy-inducing family of neon, argon, xenon, krypton and helium gas, each with its distinct qualities and color, “neon” is usually captured in glass tubes that have been bent into artful shapes, then stimulated by currents of electricity until it glows.

Oregon neon landmark awaits decision on return

Oregon neon landmark awaits decision on return | - Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News - Portland, Oregon - Portland, Oregon | Local & Regional

NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — It seems everything is up in the air when it comes to the North Bend welcome sign — except for the sign itself.

Just before Thanksgiving, a crew removed the deteriorating sign from the entrance to North Bend, where it had straddled U.S. Highway 101 for more than 70 years.

Oregon neon landmark awaits decision on return

Artwork Installations Ice and Neon

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Graphene supercapacitor breaks storage record

Graphene supercapacitor breaks storage record -
Researchers in the US have made a graphene-based supercapacitor that can store as much energy per unit mass as nickel metal hydride batteries – but unlike batteries, it can be charged or discharged in just minutes or even seconds. The new device has a specific energy density of 85.6 Wh/kg at room temperature and 136 Wh/kg at 80 °C. These are the highest ever values for "electric double layer" supercapacitors based on carbon nanomaterials.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Happy 100th Birthday to the Neon Sign

Happy 100th Birthday to the Neon Sign - LAist

On November 9, 1910 Frenchman Georges Claude patented the first commercially affordable neon sign to the public

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Singapore's first-ever light festival

Tracey Emin's neon tribute to Margate sold at auction

Artwork by Tracey EminBBC News - Tracey Emin's neon tribute to Margate sold at auction

A neon sign made by artist Tracey Emin and displayed in a Kent seaside resort has sold at auction for more than double its guide price.

I Never Stopped Loving You, a pink neon text, was installed on the facade of Droit House, a distinctive building on the seafront in Margate.

It was bought by a telephone bidder for just under £59,000 when it went under the hammer in London.

The proceeds will go to the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate.

The artist, who grew up in Margate, created the sign to mark the last year before the £17.4m site is due for completion.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Looking For Neon Artists (North Sacramento)

Looking For Neon Artists
On March 28th, ICELAND ICE RINK - a Sacramento Icon for nearly 70 years - was lost to fire - the victim of arson. We are in the process of rebuilding the rink. On October 23rd, the landmark neon tower will be removed for a complete restoration. All of the materials (glass tubes, electrical, etc.) have already been acquired. But we need artists to help shape them into usable lighting fixtures before our November 4th Grand Re-Opening.
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Saturday, October 02, 2010


Courtesy of PHISH CapitalMarina Bay plays host to i Light Marina Bay , Asia’s first sustainable light art festival from 15 October to 7 November 2010. The Festival features a Light Walk comprising of over 20 light art installations and sculptures by international, regional and Singaporean artists and designers.

and then there was light people enjoy the mystery of light