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As 2015 comes to an end we wanted to look back on a successful year at Neon Creations and show you our favourite projects we’ve been working on. Now, we would have done a traditional ‘Top 10..’, but since we couldn’t choose just ten, we decided to put a seasonal spin on the subject so we’d like to introduce the 12 Days of Neon Creations 2015.
Remember, these aren’t in any particular order as we simply couldn’t pick our favourite, but we hope you enjoy looking through these Neon Creations as much as we enjoyed creating them.
This was such an exciting project to work on as we worked closely with Atul from Sheila Bird to bring designs to life that have been integrated to create a fun workspace for the Missguided crew.
Following Solita’s success in the Northern Quarter and Didsbury in Manchester, they decided to branch out, opening up a brand new restaurant in Prestwich earlier this year. After previously creating neon signs for their original locations, they wanted even more at their Prestwich restaurant.
Not only did we create an external neon sign of the restaurant name, we were also asked to recreate a 3D render of their famous ‘Big Manc Burger’, with the caption ‘Home of the Big Manc’ as well as a scripted ‘Don’t grow up it’s a trap’, which is situated in the dining area.
This project was a lot of fun to work on and really stood out as one of our favourite Neon Creations of the year as we got the opportunity to collaborate with local artist Russell Meehan to develop a Marvel-themed neon collection on the ceiling of the restaurant to catch the eye of diners.
This was a piece that we created for a domestic client as a birthday present to surprise his wife; we were provided with the wooden panel to fix the glass to and artwork of the Hummingbird which our client wanted to fix the sign to.
Both our client and his wife were over the moon with the end product, and we really enjoyed bringing the idea to life as we continue to work with wood for the backdrops of our neon designs.
Back in March, we attended the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show, where we met Brown-Forman Beverages, one of the largest American owned businesses in the wine and spirits trade.
Following our connection, we were asked to produce the following three signs, which include Jack Daniels branding, alongside branding for the venues that they are displayed in; including, ‘The BBQ Collective’ in Sheffield, ‘, ‘The Rainbow Venues’ in Sheffield and the ‘Jack Daniels Salt Dog Slims’.
This was the creation of a logo for Flying Colours, from the client’s artwork, and it was a lovely job to work on. The client commented, “I received my neon sign via the courier this morning and I am delighted with it. I was a tad concerned about how the design would translate to glass tubing, but the fluidity of the wings is gorgeous.”
This was another domestic client for a neon light for his wife’s kitchen; with a business making macarons, (which look amazing might we add!), he wanted to use an image from the website Lula Macaron as a background print for the neon light. We really enjoyed working closely with the client to achieve the correct font and colour scheme, he commented: “My wife was delighted with her sign, and so was I – thank you very much!”
We recently made a neon sign for an installation in the Live Lounge in Cardiff for Kingfisher Graphic’s client Coca-Cola, who required a neon sign for a venue they are branding.
This neon light was made for Barclays Bank in Canary Wharf, London, as an art installation rather than a traditional sign for their Digital Eagles HQ, which was introduced to help keep people up to date with an ever-changing digital environment.
This pink scripted neon was created to be installed on the wall of the new ‘Home Sweet Home’ in the Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester. It forms part of a bigger wall graphic in the specialist brunch restaurant, which also serves milkshakes, cake-shakes and other sweet treats, unfortunately, we don’t think there are any shorts to eat.
Throughout 2015 we’ve been busy trying to get new display pieces up on the walls in our workshop. We eventually got the Neon Creations logo in place in July this year, and one of our other favourite pieces in the workshop is the white neon skull, with the vinyl crucifix backlit in red neon. We’re keen to keep adding to the collection in the workshop over the next year to improve the collection for our clients to look at when they visit us.
The rose was created from an initial sketch given to us by our client, Mackies of Lancaster, an interior design company. Tony particularly enjoyed making this sign as it was challenging in terms of having to think carefully how to break the design into sections of glass.
Keith’s work is based around an inspired by vinyl records and album sleeves, and we translated a 45 record adaptor that we translated into neon from Keith’s artwork
And that rounds up just a few of our favourite Neon Creations from over the past 12 months, we’re really looking forward to what 2016 holds. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on exciting projects we have in the pipeline in the New Year!