Sunday, July 29, 2007
Lights go out on neon landmark - Times Online: "To purists the Lucozade sign beside the M4 in Brentford, West London, is a very rare example of 1950s Modernist art in advertising. To millions of motorists it is just a cheerful welcome to the capital."
City's neon advertising icons to be sold off in sign of changing Times - Times Online: "But the company has shrunk from more than a hundred workers to only six as high-tech video screens have come to dominate Times Square, covering new buildings such as the Nasdaq stock exchange and the Lehman Brothers headquarters like skin."
Headstones don't have to be gloomy. Lighten up with a Tracey Emin neon -Times Online: "No wonder that so many tourists haunt the spot. “London has more ghosts per square inch than any other city,” an excitable American informed me. “And right now, with all these terror risks, I feel safer out here with the dead than inside your Tate Modern,” her husband added a bit gruesomely. Which made me wonder what legacy we are now leaving."