Greenwich Village Neon Montage. (T. Rinaldi)
Each tour lasts about two hours, during which we will make stops to admire some of the oldest neon signs in the city, discussing their origins, technical development, design history and their place in the city today. Participants get to take part in a lively Q&A on all things neon throughout the tour, so please come along and bring your questions too!
IN OTHER NEON NEWS:
• Belated bad tidings on the closure of Reynold's Bar up in Washington Heights.
• New York Neon Noir: Times Square in 1947, spectacularly depicted at Shorpy.
• Debra Jane's Roadside Architecture Blog hits the Bay Area.
• A scene from the heyday of Bay Area neon, via Shorpy.
• For the typophile: "Alphabets of Wood," a cool new book on 19th century woodcut lettering.
"Alphabets of Wood" (ILoveTypography.com)
• Via Jeremiah's Vanishing NY, sad news on some great old signage recently trashed in Greenwich Village.
RIP Yormark Shoes. (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)
• More typographic love: check out the "Lettering Library," a "Comprehensive Catalog of Lettering Books."
• "Written in Neon" - a luminous tube tribute a Slate.com.
• When in Poznan, Poland, be sure to stop by this very cool looking exhibit of preserved neon signs at the National Museum of Poznan. Now if we could just do this in New York…