Neon

Light-up Donut Sign

Light-up Donut Sign

Celebrate your love for deep-fried, sugar-glazed dough with this colorful and festive light-up wall art from Elmarto. It’s handmade from flexible LED tubes that look just like neon, but without the high voltage or fragility. Ships from Russia, so allow plenty of time for delivery. Measures 500mm across (~19.7″).

Faking Neon with Paint

Faking Neon with Paint

Art Insider introduces us to Perth, Australia-based graffiti artist Straker – known for his ability to replicate the glowing look of neon lights using spray paints. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think his canvases were connected to a high-voltage transformer.

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3D Printing a Faux Neon Sign

3D Printing a Faux Neon Sign

Taking a decidedly different approach from Shmoxd, I Like to Make Stuff made a fake neon sign by making silicone mold from a 3D print, then casting the shape from epoxy, and running electroluminescent wiring through it.

How to Make Fake Neon Lights

How to Make Fake Neon Lights

Neon lights are incredibly hard to make and require specialized equipment. Thankfully, arts and crafts master Shmoxd came up with a way to effectively imitate that neon glow using polycarbonate tubing and electroluminescent wire.

Geeky Neon Lights

Geeky Neon Lights

Gamer and geeky merch website Fanfit offers a selection of unique, handmade neon lights that will look perfect on your desk, bookshelf, or media center. Our faves are the Xbox controller, Pokeball, and Triforce designs.

Magnatron 2.0

Magnatron 2.0

Digital artist Florian Renner created this neon-lit promo video for the synthwave collection Magnatron 2.0 from New Retro Wave. While the imagery and sounds are certainly inspired by the ’80s, they’re also crazy slick and futuristic. The track here is Star Fighter by Wice.

Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting

Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting

Nissan commissioned artist Ian Cook to create a massive 2200 sq. ft. piece of art, which combined the artist’s brushstrokes and splatters with the tread marks of a Nissan LEAF, creating a glowing self-portrait of the compact EV.

Hong Kong’s Neon Signs

Hong Kong’s Neon Signs

Cpak Studio’s documentary about the neon sign business in Hong Kong. While they still dot the busy city’s landscape, the iconic neon signs are slowly being phased out, made obsolete by the rise of LEDs. Learn more at Neonsigns.hk.

Neon Skull Lights

Neon Skull Lights

Artist Eric Franklin creates incredible, luminous skulls from flameworked glass, filled with neon and mercury gas. We think the next Terminator should look like this. Available from Artworks Gallery.

Patrick Martinez’s Neon Signs

Patrick Martinez’s Neon Signs

Born and bred in Los Angeles, artist Patrick Martinez is heavily influenced by hip hop culture and graffiti. He uses them to great effect to create mixed media pieces like these neon signs.

Neon Night Surfing

Neon Night Surfing

A group of 17 surfers take to the waves of Sydney’s Bondi Beach, donning electroluminescent wetsuits and surfboards, providing an awesome sight along the nighttime waves of the Tasman Sea.

Neon Movie Titles

Neon Movie Titles

Illustrator Mr Whaite envisions classic movies as animated neon images, capturing the essence of the original film with bold, glowing lines. We only wish they were actual neon signs.

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