How Neon Lights Are Made #ManufacturingMonday

Awesome video from the folks at Stereokroma on how neon lights are produced. This video features Gérald Collard of the Atelier Neon Family in Montréal.

Did you know that neon signs are making a comeback? That’s right, with so many years of safe corporate signage to bore us, neon is coming back as an art form for indoor signs. This is no longer your typical pizza or “Open” sign, but images, symbols, statements in all different colours and shapes, popularized by science fiction movies and the cyberpunk subgenre. In this video, we are with The Boss from the Neon Family, Gérald Collard, who has been making neon signs for several decades. He is a hidden gem in the Saint Henri neighbourhood of Montreal. Historically, neon was a secret craft, so it is a special opportunity to be able to learn about it. He will be showing us the process of making a pink neon sign of a hand making what is considered an “Okay” symbol, a symbol of confirmation or satisfaction in the Western world.

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