Thursday, June 8, 2017

Signs of the Times: Arizona's Golden Age of Neon & Signs

Where: Ed Robson Library9330 East Riggs Road, Sun Lakes    When:6/ 13 @1p
Where: Gila Bend Library 202 N Euclid Ave, Gila Bend                When: 6/ 28 @1p
The rise of car travel in the 1940s, 1950s & 1960s meant that thousands of people were traversing the broad expanses of the Southwest looking for new landscapes and adventure. As the cars sped past, restaurants, motels, curio shops and gas stations needed large, bright signs to make an impression. This informative and entertaining visual presentation explores the social significance of the rise of commercial neon signs, and references the designers whose signs became iconic images that defined the West in the age of the automobile.

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