San Francisco Neon

historic neon network

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San Francisco Neon advocates for preserving historic neon signs with tours, talks, exhibits, consultations, and events. Our sister organization, Historic Neon Network, is a not-for-profit organization under the fiscal sponsorship of the Tenderloin Museum. Our goal is to educate and advocate for the artistic legacy of historic neon signs: a living archive of design, craft, and city history.


Contact us for neon consultations, talks, tours, prints, and exhibits.

 

Vintage neon signs have evolved from advertising to art, and now they serve as landmarks of the day-to-day human experience within communities. The artisans and advocates who take on these preservation projects deserve and desire public acknowledgment, and the opportunity to share experiences. In April 2018, SF Neon produced a three-day festival and symposium, "Neon Speaks" to bring neon preservationists and advocates together to celebrate and share information on historic neon preservation.

 

San Francisco Neon is a project of Giant Orange Press.

 

Al Barna is a San Francisco photographer and artist whose work has been shown in juried exhibitions at the de Young Museum, the Legion of Honor Museum, the Rayko Gallery, and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.  www.albarna.com

 

Randall Ann Homan is an art director,  photographer, and an award-winning graphic designer. Her focus is public projects and she has designed books for  the Oakland Public Library, Ten Speed Press, and Harper Collins. www.giantorange.net

 

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Serginho Roosblad, KQED Bay Curious

 

Bonnie Burton, AltaOnline.com

 

Joyce Slayton, PerLaMente.com

Carrie Sisto, Hoodline.com

 

Nikki Collister, Hoodline.com

 

Jim Van Buskirk, San Francisco Examiner

 

Jack Levitan, CA Modern Magazine

 

Jordan G. Teicher, "Behold" photography blog, on Slate.com

 

Meg Miller, CoDesign on FastCompany.com

 

Caleb Pershan on SFist.com

Weekend Features, San Francisco Examiner

Anika Bugess, AtlasObscura.com

 

—Annie Tittinger, San Francisco Magazine

Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle

 

David Weinstein, Eichler Network

 

All photos © 2014 Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan

All content © 2018 Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan