Fresh Ink

April 14, 2015
Author: Christina Hagopian

Vintage Typography Preserved for Posterity

Vintage typography preserved for posterity

During the planning of our annual double birthday celebration, my husband and I booked a hiking and road trip adventure through the mountains of Sedona, the Grand Canyon and a gorgeous Aman resort in Utah, Amangiri. But the small airport in Utah would not accept our one-way car rental and Paul opted for returning the car to Vegas. Knowing it’s the last place I wanted to end our trip, he planned an all-day excursion to The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum for me. Between uncovering the history of every Made Man and exploring typographic relics in the neon boneyard, I was in Old Vegas heaven!

neon museum signage
Historic signs rescued from demolition off the Las Vegas strip showcase vintage neon type and materials unmatched in today’s LED signage.
Boneyard the Neon Museum
The Neon Boneyard basks in the Vegas sunshine
The letter H at the Neon Museum
Hi! H-agopian I-nk at the Neon Museum #cooltype #typography #theletterH
neon museum typography
boneyard at The Neon Museum
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Motel signage at the Neon Museum
Worn and weather beaten motel signage from a previous era

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