A Neon Surprise

American Sign Museum adds neon display from Gable.
American Sign Museum adds neon display from Gable

One of the latest additions to the American Sign Museum (Cincinnati) is a multicolored, Peter Max-like neon display. A gift from Paul Gable, founder of Baltimore-based sign/visual solutions company Gable (a longtime supporter of the museum), the display once hung in Gable’s neon shop.

“I had seen the piece during a visit to the shop four years ago and didn’t have room in my trailer or truck to take Paul up on his offer to donate the piece,” said Sign Museum founder/curator Tod Swormstedt. “Last summer, I got a call saying that the crated piece would be arriving in a few days.” The sign will hang in Neonworks, the neon shop located inside the Sign Museum.

Signs of the Times August 2020

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