May 10, 2017

Lite Brite Neon Studio

After the tour at The Brooklyn Army Terminal, the second half of Obscura Day was spent taking a tour of Lite Brite Neon Studio, a studio that creates…wait for it…neon signs. There were lots of reclaimed signs that they keep around the shop to reuse or use for inspiration, as well as new signs they were working on. And yes, they demonstrated making a “sign”.

Tour guide explaining different materials used and steps in making a neon sign
Reclaimed sign
Reclaimed sign
Self portrait (note that neither time is correct)
Reclaimed sign and saw blades
Reclaimed sign
Clamps and Lego
Demonstrating how to bend glass using a ribbon burner
Bending glass into a loop
Cutting off the extra part of the electrode