#Signgeeks: The exhibition of Insta-worthy vintage neon signs
By Lourdes Linares

LA’s MONA gallery is displaying the coolest #signgeeks-certified vintage neon signs, here’s our pick of the best.

May 12, 2016
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What happens when a group of people with a common love for vintage neon sign photography meet on Instagram?

They get together and #signgeeks is born.

To some it might look like old scraps with pretty lights, while others find a majestic beauty in these disappearing lit-up treasures seen on the road.

It is amazing what the Internet and social media has been able to do in the last few years in terms of bringing like-minded people and groups alike, opening a window for wider discussions on just about any topic. In this case a group of people from all over the world with common love for vintage neon signs found each other on social media.

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The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) in Glendale, California is currently exhibiting light-up neon animated signs which were donated to the museum, as well as featuring photography from over 60 #signgeeks throughout the museum, all who met through Instagram.

Check out our favourite signs from the exhibit below:

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Pie-a-la-mode- 1950s

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Fun Land 1930s

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La Palomita Restaurant 1950s

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Papoo’s Hot Dog Show 1949

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Majestic Pontiac Crown 1960s

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Chris’ & Pitt’s BAR-B-Q 1950s

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Zodiac Room 1950s

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Iwata Camera 1940s

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Van De Kamp’s 1960s

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Are you a vintage neon sign lover too?

Check out some of our favourite #signgeeks instagram pages and connect with them for more:

@poteetphoto

@innerstate01

@sobuck

@3_eared_rabbit

@marlonrando

@carl_v12

#signgeeks is on display through June 19th at the MONA located at 216 S. Brand Boulevard, Glendale California.

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