- June 23rd
- 5:00 - 6:00 PM
A series of slide presentations and discussions which explore neon sign design, lettering, and various forms and functions in Warsaw, Havana, and San Francisco. In the mid-century neon signs brought light, color, and aesthetics to dense metropolitan spaces—from the 1930s to the 1950s, Havana once had 140 neon-lit cinemas on Calle 23, the Cuban equivalent of Broadway. The Tenderloin, too, has an abundance of nearly 100 vintage neon signs, the highest concentration of neighborhood neon in San Francisco.
This event is a follow-up to the Saturday screening of “NEON” by Eric Bednarski, an award-winning documentary on the neonization of Warsaw and Poland in the Cold War era.
Banner photo by Steve Spiegel, 2016 Havana