Why Are Neon Signs Still in High Demand in 2022?

The 1980s, neon, and Disco

The 1980s were when neon was an iconic fashion trend.

The post-war depression in the economy and reconstruction, the cold war and nuclear threats to the political arena and the wave of young people, and the punk movement have been a part of the past when the 1980s came. In the 1980s there was a disco led by consumers and a ballroom. It was also a videotape and a Hollywood commercial that was a huge hit.

The neon bright color was a reference to consumer culture at that time.

If you want to choose a reference point that is representative, there is nothing more apt than the development of Studio 54 in midtown Manhattan, New York City.

The club, during its prime, was known for hosting famous stars of the day. It was founded in 1977 and provided a perfect model for later nightclubs and ballrooms before the arrival of the disco trend in the late 1980s.

The ballroom’s interior design was one of the first designs of discotheque designs. The bold suspended design is highlighted by the floor and faces of middle-aged people.

Jules Fischer and Paul Marantz were two of the most famous lighting designers in the United States. They have spent thousands of dollars on lighting equipment and lighting design.

The lighting in clubs used to be very dim. They altered their typical lighting and took inspiration from neon lighting to create stunning, luxurious, and continuously changing lighting scenes.

Since it was first introduced as a design style, neon colors have taken over the catwalk and have become a cult trend as well as metallic, disco, and over-the-top accessories.

The birth of neon

However, as early as the late 19th century, the neon lighting method was accidentally discovered by chemists. Ramsey a British chemist, who injected rare gas into a tube vacuum to test the method. It produced beautiful red light when it was switched on. Thus, Ramsey has given it the name of a rare gas neon.

But, western cities began to observe the glowing light bulbs.

In the 1950s and 1960s after the war, as well as the rebuilding and the new planning of cities and suburbs, signboards began to be uniformly produced using machines.

Coupled with the exclusion of the middle class of neon lights In the end, neon lights are only found in motels, taverns, districts with red lights, and towns in the region.

Neon in Hong Kong

The neon age was once a time that was ablaze with beauty, the eastern cities have seen the beginning of new blooms. This city is referred to as Hong Kong.

The bright neon lights of Hong Kong are always a focal point in the lens of Wong Kara Wai and Ki Fu. Since neon is a part of the reality of this city. With the introduction of LED lights and advertisements spray-painting and the shift in Hong Kong’s urban planning, Hong Kong created by Wong Kar Wai is now a thing of the past.

Neon in Cyberpunk

Neon has long been one of the most important components in the Cyberpunk world shortly.

The colors here are not clear and the rain is constant. People also mix in this area, moving through abandoned areas or cities full of neon landscapes.

Taking Hong Kong as a model, Oshii Mamoru wrote about the decrepit and chaotic city ” Xin Kong” which was controlled by high tech in Ghost In The Shell.

Blade Runner’s future Los Angeles is filled with tall buildings and large screen-sized electronic advertisements. On the opposite hand, there are grey areas and damp corners.

It is home to prostitutes, gangsters, and alcoholics daily, as well as other low-ranking people.

The former most expensive lighting choice, neon, is now a symbol of decay.

Similar to cyberpunk’s basic ” high-tech, low-life”.

Neon-colored signs remind us that the beauty of the world lies in illusion.

Neon in movies

Nicholas wending Raven The story spans from Driving for Life to Only God forgives and then the Neon Demon, each one is enhanced by high saturation neon color.

His screen is either black or bathed in neon colors like red, blue, yellow pink red, purple, bright orange, and lime.

Inspiring violence and fear Beauty and emptiness just like his plot -such as in The Neon Demon girls in the fashion circle eventually separated and consumed.

Gaspar Noe, another director like this one. His Enter the Void set the backdrop in Tokyo’s neon city. He employed neon colors to depict the sensory world of someone who was addicted to drugs and experienced violence. This includes Climax is also such a neon film.

The flashing neon lights bring the violence and passion originating from the adrenaline surge in the blood vessels, which makes the violence more intense and immersive.

It makes the world of human existence more and more illusory.

It’s gorgeous and sweet, like a passing cloud.

Neon Signs

To make up for the disadvantages of glass neon that were invented in the 20th century, we offer flex custom neon signs and neon-like acrylic neon signs ( both customized). They are less risky and easier to set up, as well as simpler to use.

(1) Flex neon

Flexible tubes come in sizes between 6 mm-8mm and 1 millimeter. The tubes are embedded inside an acrylic plate which means you can select the shape and color.

(2) Acrylic neon

Acrylic letters that look similar to neon are a bit more costly than flex neon, but less than glass neon. It’s almost like glass since its surfaces are polished. Smooth. Reflective.

The acrylic custom neon sign is divided into two kinds: 180deg and 360deg. 180degmeans you can see its illumination only from its front angle, however, 360degmeans you can find it shining from any angle.

All of our custom neon signs are compatible with indoor and outdoor usage, depending on which LED strips we choose to use. For more details, please get in touch with us. We strive to solve all your problems heart and soul!

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