Viktor Bijlenga

Video: The Making of Neon Signs +

11 minutes long documentary about the Hong Kong Neon sign industry. I like short documentaries like these, which tells stories about interesting work people do (for a living).

Shawn Blanc words on this video:

And here’s a crazy fact I bet you didn’t know: when a glassworker is designing the a neon sign, the tube’s start and stop points are determined not so much by the letter form but by where he’ll be able to most easily bend the glass without burning his hands.