I read somewhere recently that neon signs were actually outlawed in some American towns during the 1950s and 60s. Who knew?
Apparently this was because they usually represented seedy motels or cocktail bars, which gave it a bad reputation. Nevertheless, I’m still infatuated by neon art and have fallen in love with these paintings – yes, paintings! – of old neon signs. They’re by Seattle-based artist, Kellie Talbot, who is inspired by ‘American artefacts…cemeteries…old signs’.
See her work on Instagram here.