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“What constitutes a great sign? For me it’s an elusive

synchronicity of color, shape, typography, and iconography, enhanced by authenticity and eccentricity. Signs that have been maintained and still illuminate are always beguiling. The fragility of glass tubing continuously ex-posed to harsh Chicago weather makes the survival of an old sign a kind of

urban miracle, deserving, at the least, of photographic preservation. Even the many that have outlived their functional glory days have their own visual ap-peal. Animated neon signs, working or not, are a special treat.” —Nick Freeman, from the Foreword

Delight in Chicago’s rich neon heritage with this full-color collection of gaudy, garish, and downright spectacular signs. From the far South Side to the Wisconsin Dells, Good Old Neon documents the familiar and the obscure, capturing in 135 photos these fast-disappearing artifacts of a glorious era when brightly lit signs filled the urban landscape.

ISBN: 978-1893121-81-2 Price: $17.95

Page Count: 140 pp. Pub Date: November 2014 Format: Trade paperback, 7" x 7" Features: 135 photos, location index

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