Neon SPEAKS

FESTIVAL & SYMPOSIUM

We would love to hear from you, tell us about your favorite neon sign. Send us an email to subscribe to  our quarterly neon newsletter! neonspeaks@gmail.com

 

about neon speaks

 

Neon Speaks is an annual festival and symposium that  advocates for preserving historic neon signs.. Produced by our sister organization, San Francisco Neon, 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 if you would like to attend or present at the next  Neon Speaks symposium

 

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.

 

PRESS

Christopher Hall, AAA Via Magazine

Carrie Sisto, Hoodline

 

— Ryan Kost, SF Chronicle

Carrie Sisto via Hoodline, ABC 7 News

 

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

 

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