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14 August 2019
Our next Type Tuesday event – ‘Neon! Names in lights’ – is just around the corner. We hope you will join us on 3 September at St Bride Library to hear from Ilona Karwińska and David Hill of Warsaw’s Neon Muzeum, and Kerry Ryan from Neon Specialists.
Tickets are available here.
‘Neon! Names in lights’ features photographer Ilona Karwińska and graphic designer David Hill who will show their fabulous images from Poland’s ‘era of neon propaganda’ and tell the story of Europe’s first neon museum. Since 2005, Karwińska and Hill have been documenting and preserving Poland’s Cold War era neon signs – symbols of the creative expression that emerged alongside the ‘Khrushchev Thaw’ in the 1950s and 60s.
The evening will also feature Neon Specialists’ Kerry Ryan, who brings a wealth of experience in the neon sign industry. Ryan started as a teenage apprentice in the 1980s, and his career as a neon expert has included commissions from artists such as Tim Noble & Sue Webster and Tracey Emin, as well as graphic designer Morag Myerscough (see ‘A neon splash’ on the Eye blog), restaurateur Mark Hix and work of his own. Ryan will discuss his ambitions for the future of neon education, and the challenges of repairing and maintaining neon artworks owned by galleries and private collectors worldwide.
See our latest blog post, ‘Type Tuesday: Neon! Names in lights’.
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