Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
The Zeon Files: Art and Design of Historic Route 66 Signs (Paperback)
  • The Zeon Files: Art and Design of Historic Route 66 Signs (Paperback)
zoom

The Zeon Files: Art and Design of Historic Route 66 Signs (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£37.95
Paperback 136 Pages / Published: 30/04/2016
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In the mid-twentieth century Eddie's Inferno Cocktail Lounge, Bunny Bread, Paris Shoe Shop, and many other businesses throughout New Mexico and the Southwest displayed eye-catching roadside signs created by the Zeon Corporation. These works of commercial art featured unique designs, irregular shapes, dynamic compositions, and neon light. The legendary fiesta dancer at the Albuquerque Terrace drive-in theater, for example, was well-known for the grace of its lines, its enormous size, and its flashing neon skirt. Created during a time before the simplified icons of major chains, many of these culturally significant artworks no longer exist. The Zeon Files rescues these historic artifacts from obscurity, presenting a collection of the working drawings of historic Route 66-era signs. In addition to presenting a visually rich archive, the authors discuss the working methods of design and construction and the craft of drafting techniques during this innovative era of American sign making.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826356024
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"For the artist, design buff, or Route 66-kicker on your list, it's a must have."--American Road


"A colorful glimpse of Albuquerque's past. . . . Route 66ers will delight in finding original drawings for Route 66 sign survivors."--Route 66 News

You may also be interested in...

The Victorian Cemetery
Added to basket
How to Read Bridges
Added to basket
Cities of Tomorrow
Added to basket
£29.99
Paperback
Bloomsbury in Sussex
Added to basket
A Pattern Language
Added to basket
Piers and Other Seaside Architecture
Added to basket
Landscape Graphics
Added to basket
£21.99
Paperback
Nature Over Again
Added to basket
Town and Country Planning in the UK
Added to basket
The Image of the City
Added to basket
The Garden Source
Added to basket
£25.00
Paperback
The Architecture of the City
Added to basket
Landscape as Art and Ecology
Added to basket
Coventry
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.