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Authentic Neon Signs

Neon signs have a rich history that spans over a century. The first neon sign was created in 1910 by a French engineer named Georges Claude. In the 1940s and 1950s, neon signs became even more popular as businesses used them to create eye-catching displays. During this time, neon signs were often used to advertise products such as cigarettes, beer, and gasoline. Today, neon signs have made a resurgence in popularity and are often used to create a vintage or retro look.

Neon signs are used to create an atmosphere of excitement and glamour. Hi Signs has been played a key role over the year in developing Alberta’s Neon Sign Museum, from design to restoration of many of the iconic signs in downtown Edmonton. Hi Signs and Banff Sign Company worked directly with the Mount Royal Hotel on Banff Avenue to recreate a historic neon sign which once graced the hotel entryway. Based on vintage black and white photos, Hi Signs was able to design and rebuild the Mount Royal neon sign from scratch.

 

 

Task

Commissioned to re-create historic signage based on vintage photos using real neon gas, and glass bending. Project also included building the custom signage housing and installation.

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Hi Signs is a Canadian architectural signage and wayfinding fabricator, dedicated to creating functional and aesthetically pleasing solutions for our clients such faux neon or authentic neon signs. With 50 years of experience in the industry, our team of designers and project managers have a thorough understanding of how to effectively guide people through complex environments, delivering turn-key solutions.

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