Neon signage inspires a huge amount of passion
As we have said in several previous articles neon signage has a long and interesting history. Some collectors are so interested that they amass large collections of signs, preserving them so that people in the future can enjoy them and the culture they represent. Each piece has a story to tell and this makes them incredibly attractive.
There was a really interesting story in the news recently that showcases just how great neon signage is at capturing attention. It also showed the passion that some collectors have.
When a neon sign arrived in the former Firestone building on 32nd Street and Market Street in Philadelphia, close to the Drexel University Campus, many students began to wonder what kind of store was opening. The mystery deepened when more signs began to appear, advertising a huge myriad of different products.
It was eventually revealed that the display was an exhibition. In total 29 different neon signs and related items have been installed in the property. They advertise everything from records to steaks and ice cream.
The collection is owned by Philadelphia local and museum curator Len Davidson. He has been collecting neon signage since the 1970s and has over 150 pieces in total. Some of them date back as far as the 1930s, making them incredibly rare and sought after. A number of them have been lovingly restored so they look just as beautiful today as they did when they were first produced.
At KEMP London we share the passion for neon signs. It is one of the reasons we have been producing them for so many years. We want every single one to be treasured and become part of somebody’s collection in the future. If you are looking for a beautiful bespoke sign we can create it for you, recreating your design in incredible detail.
If you would like to ask us any questions or have concerns about your design ideas please contact us.