Sign & Digital Graphics

May '19

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • May 2019 • 25 with miles of neon tubing—to be seen from great distances. In the day, it's a rare chance to see how these things were put together in detail. But at night… At night, when it's all lit up, it's a daz- zling trip through neon history and you get the sensation that overcame so many visitors who arrived out here in the desert in the 1950s and 1960s looking for that excitement they heard about. As you walk around and get closer to these signs that were never intended to be seen up close—you see they've been painstakingly restored with attention paid to details that otherwise nobody would ever see. At night, it's an other-worldly sort of place out in the desert, where mirages collide in the neon light and you can imagine being in a scene from a 1950s sci-fi flick, where Martians meet up with rugged cowboys… In case anyone wonders if more iconic signs are planned to be added soon to the collection… "The Neon Museum always has something in the works," Sprague says. SDG INTRODUCING ChannelBender XD THE EASY WAY! Bend .032"-.080" thick returns quickly and accurately and fl ange aluminum coil from 1.5"-8.5" in height. DOING IT THE HARD WAY? 303.798.7110, ext. 203 www.sdsautomation.com Now bend channel letters in .080" aluminum automatically! Photo by Ozan Safak on Unsplash

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