Sign & Digital Graphics

May '19

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24 • May 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S ELECTRIC SIGNAGE offered a few examples. "We work with the Museum of Gaming History; they currently display items from their collec- tion in our lobby. Boyd Gaming helped pay for a large portion of the removal and transportation of the Stardust pylon to the museum property. We have worked with U N LV in a joint effort to survey the neon left in Las Vegas, both in 2002 and 2016." And of course… "A lot of sign companies have helped and contributed to the museum over the years," says Sprague. "A l o n g w i t h Y E S C O , Federal Heath, Hartlauer Sign, Vision Sign, High I m p a c t S i g n , A d A r t , Patrick's Sign, Paul's Sign, just to name a few." Ramblin' Through the Desert In a way, studying the signs in the Neon Museum's "Boneyard" is like studying a collection of antique cars. Both provide hints about period styles and tastes. You envision sign shop work- ers building not cars or airplanes to travel great distances; but great big signs, all lit The museum possesses several vintage neon signs from the Riviera, which opened in 1955 and was demolished in 2015. The Jetsons-style lobby of the LaConcha hotel was taken apart and moved to the Neon Museum to now serve as the visitor center.

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