Video: The art of making neon signs looks a lot like pyromancy

Meet Matt Thompson. He’s been making neon signs and blowing glass for over 30 years that he’s basically become a wizard of the bright and glowing arts. Watch him bend tubes and illuminate glass and explain the process of making neon lights in this short documentary. Making neon lights is awesome not just because it… » 6/16/15 9:17am 6/16/15 9:17am

Awesome animation is like a cross between Back to the Future and Tron

If this video doesn't get you going, you're dead inside and we can't be friends. Florian Renner made this short animation, Retrowave, as an ode to the style of the 1980's. It basically combines the worlds of Back to the Future and Tron by turning the DeLorean into a Light Cycle on The Grid. » 2/10/15 11:30pm 2/10/15 11:30pm

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 molding a (badass) neon sign courtesy of Mike Heist, a Neon artist based in Portland. » 10/09/14 11:20am 10/09/14 11:20am

Neon Scarface Rifle Lamp Threatens Consequences Beyond Tackiness

You may be tempted to buy the Neon Scarface Rifle Lamp, and you may even notice that it has an affordable $67 price tag. But we don't recommend the purchase because somewhere, deep beneath the Earth's crust, there lives a little mole-like man who keeps a very large list, and people who buy things like this lamp, Elvis… » 11/05/08 3:15pm 11/05/08 3:15pm

USB Neon Signs Add That Greasy Spoon Café Look To Your Desktop

That little USB socket gets put to some weird and whacky uses in the name of decorating your desk, and now here's yet another: USB neon signs. If you're a terminal cubicle customizer, you might be able to brighten things up a bit with these $20 gizmos, available in @, :-) and "bar" designs. Just put the smiley away… » 3/13/08 10:07am 3/13/08 10:07am