Neon Craftsmanship

As technology advances, nowadays most things are manufactured by machines and produced in mass. However, for objects as delicate and malleable as neon signs, the production process remains largely manual – the craftsmen heat neon tube are heated in high temperature until it is malleable, followed by bending it into different letters, shapes and graphics that the designated signs require. 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.