How have neon signs influenced the landscape of our city? How does a unique neon sign evolve from advertising to art? Join us for an afternoon exploring these questions with San Francisco Neon authors Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan plus special guest speaker Avery Trufelman of 99 Percent Invisible (Radiotopia/KALW).
Listen to Avery's podcast called "Tube Benders”, A deep dive into the topic of neon signs, featuring SF Neon Walking Tours. Avery is one of the many talented audio producers at 99pi.org, a radio station about architecture, design and the 99% of the designed world that we often take for granted.
San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch)
100 Larkin Street, at Grove Street
in the beautiful Koret Auditorium, lower level
This event is free, please RSVP by clicking on the Register button. Arrive early to be sure to get a seat, registration is filling up fast!
1:30 Doors open and pre-show with rare clips of lost neon landscapes in SF from the Prelinger and Getty archives
2:00 pm: Neon short film and all speakers
2:50 pm: Book signing of San Francisco Neon
3:05 pm: Screening a vintage noir film "Lady from Shanghai" featuring neon-soaked streets of San Francisco's Chinatown. Starring Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, 1947
Related events: SF Neon walking tours Feb 4 and Mar 4.
Bonus: Attendees will receive a copy of the 40-page Neon Icons exhibit catalog, while supplies last. Generously printed by SFPL.