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Betty Whitehead Willis, Designer of Iconic Las Vegas Sign, Dies

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Apr 2015
The Neon Museum has announced via their Facebook joint that Betty Whitehead Willis, designer of the iconic 'Welcome to Las Vegas Nevada" sign has passed away at the age 92. Betty also designed the truly gorgeous...

Tagged: signs   betty whitehead willis   the las vegas sign   neon   

Monsieur Loveman,

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Dec 2014
M. Loveman, Réparer le ballon. Maintenant... ou subir les conséquences. Merci Jean-Adreaux pour le pix....

Tagged: paris   neon   

The Mint - The Birth of A Giant

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Nov 2014
Speaking of Neon, here's an incredible documentary about the construction of the iconic neon exterior signage of The Mint shot by Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO). Where does an electric sign have it's beginning... let's find...

Tagged: neon   the mint   yesco   

SLS Sends Camels Out To Pasture

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Mar 2013
The check cleared. We know this because the cranes have arrived at the old Sahara as it is transformed into the SLS hotel. Barely a week after covering their busted electronic marquee with a tarp...

Tagged: sls   sahara   marquee   neon   sayonara   

The Quad: The Sign

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Feb 2013
The Quad's new signage is now up on the building and lit at night. My observations: 1) They stole Cosmopolitan's font 2) It is a damn shame they didn't paint that dingy ass building 3)...

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Awesome: Project Neon

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Sep 2011
Project Neon, a blog dedicated to cataloging and mapping New York City's neon signs, has unleashed a free iPhone app containing the fruits of their labor. It isn't Vegas, but for lovers of...

Tagged: neon   apps   

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