I have to admit, I love a bit of neon. The colours are so vibrant, the glow it gives, its playfulness. We have to thank French scientist, Georges Claude, who developed and patented these wonderful glowing light tubes. During the last decade, neon has seen a rebirth, and artist, architects, and interior designers are beginning to rediscover its exciting possibilities.
For all lovers of Neon, a must see is the exhibition Neon: The Charged Line at Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool. It explores how artists have worked with neon, from the 1960s to the present day. Coinciding with the famous 'Illuminations', also on show are some rarely seen 1930s designs highlighting Blackpool's pioneering role in the history of neon in the UK.