NEONSIGNS.HK wins two IDCA Awards!
M+: NEONSIGNS.HK won "Best Temporary Exhibition Communications" & "Best Website" at the 5th International Design & Communication Awards – the world’s leading prize in cultural communications field with entries from 63 cultural organisations & 20 countries!
NEONSIGNS.HK now on Google Cultural Institute!
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Google Cultural Institute! Including new Google Street View features, before-and-after images of Hong Kong’s neon-lit streets, and a unique series of panoramic night shots of the city, the two new exhibitions offer further ways of looking at the visual culture of Hong Kong’s neon signs, as well as their past and present. Visit the exhibits here.
NEONSIGNS.HK won the 'Oscars of the Internet'!
We are delighted to announce that our website has been selected as an honouree at the 19th Webby Awards!
End of Public Submission Phase
Over 4,000 photos were submitted by the public from 21 March to 30 June 2014 to collectively create a unique neon map of Hong Kong. The site will remain as a lasting record of Hong Kong's fast disappearing neon signs. View the neon photos and the neon map.
'Neon of the Month' Photo Competition
Thanks for all your support to 'Neon of the Month' Photo Competition! In the last month we have received over 200 entries. View the winning entries.
Tours | Workshops | Talk Photos
A series of free public programmes including night bus tours and workshops was organised throughout the exhibition period to invite the public to explore neon signs in creative ways. View the event photos.
"Lomography.hk X NEONSIGNS.HK" Photo Competition
Thanks for your participation and the support of lomography.hk to capture the vibrant neon streetscape with analog cameras. Take a look at the winning photos.
The Poems and Songs of Neon - Lawrence Pun
Begins with a neon reference, Tat Ming Pair’s ‘It’s a Starry Night’ in the 80s still fits the current context after 20 years
PolyU Design students have recently done a fun and interesting project about Hong Kong neon signs — putting together an interactive map of the neon signs along the tramway.
Neon Flash Mob
The event was successfully held on 28 June. Participants competed with others through running and completing tasks about Hong Kong's neon signs in Yau Ma Tei.
Panoramic Neon
From now till 30 June, email us panoramic or 360-degree photos of neon signs at [email protected] for a chance to win a "Spinner 360°" lomography camera.
Neon Craftsmanship
Years of labour have left their marks on the craftmen’s hands, which manifested the art and craft of neon signs, the once prevalent feature of Hong Kong’s cityscape.
Beauty of Imperfection in Neon
Due to the lack of maintenance, many neon signs resulted in missing strokes or whole radicals. Yet some of the signs radiated an unexpected sense of humour with a totally different meaning to its original name.
Write your Neon Literature
Let’s put away our cameras and take up our pens, crystallising the glittering moment with words, and outlining the creative neon with imagination.
Typography of Neon Signs
Watch the video to understand more about the typography and design of neon signs.
Installation of Canon’s neon sign
Installing massive neon signs on top of buildings has always been a trend in Hong Kong, though it imposes technical challenges to the installation procedures in the 1980s within its height.
Skyscraper Neon
From now till 30 May, share with us photos of gigantic neon signs on Instagram (hashtag #hkneon and #bigneon) to win a Fuji Instax Mini 50s camera.
The History of Panasonic’s Neon Signs
Panasonic began using skyscraper-neon signs in the 1960s to maximize their brand exposure. Their massive size also broke records and shaped Hong Kong's distinctive streetscapes.
Neon Animals
See some interesting examples of animal neon signs, and take part in our "Neon Snap" to win a small prize.
Why M+ Collects Neon
Watch the interviews with the curators to understand why M+ collects Hong Kong's neon signs.
Rescheduling of "Neon in the Old Days" Night Bus Tour
Due to the rainy weather, the night bus tour is now rescheduled to 24 May 2014 (Saturday), from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Registered participants will be contacted via email shortly about the arrangement. Enquiries: Ms. Yau (852) 2200 0102 | [email protected]
"City Hunt × Neon Signs@Hong Kong" Free Family Workshop
Explore Hong Kong's neon signs together with your children through storytelling and city hunt. Register Now.
Catch the "Neon Tram"
From now till 4 May, capture the tram running under the neon signs with your camera and share on Instagram to win a Polaroid camera.
Memories of neon
We are interested in hearing from you if you have old photos featuring Hong Kong’s lost neon signs. Email us at [email protected]. Click here for details
3 easy ways to upload your neon sign images
We encourage you to capture the beauty of these fast-disappearing urban fixtures before they are gone
Night Big Tours, Workshops and Talk open for registration
Experience, explore and engage with neon signs in multiple and creative ways through our free special programmes. Register Now
Watch the NEONSIGNS.HK teaser
Walk around the streets of Hong Kong and explore its iconic and beautiful neon signs through this video
NEONSIGNS.HK is now live
Over the next three months NEONSIGNS.HK will grow to be the definitive source of information on Hong Kong’s neon signs
Neon Snap
Join our "Neon Snap" by uploading your neon sign photos to Instagram according to our themes each week! The most "liked" photo will also win a small prize.
Special Weather Arrangements for Night Bus Tours, Workshops and Talk
Please check our weather arrangements before setting off.