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Design Forward: Endeavour Neon

No longer merely for the gaudy Vegas strip or sleepy roadside diners or happening entertainment districts, neon is making a comeback as art – for business and the home.

Vancouver has its fair share of notable neon landmarks, such as the Save-On-Meats rotating red lights and, of course, the iconic Vogue Theatre on Granville Street. But you’ve likely also seen neon creeping into less obvious places around the city – like the “Time is Precious” mantra affixed to the side of a building in Gastown or the “girl, roots are for trees” dialogue scrawled inside Brush Salon.

The man behind these and many more brilliant new signs in Vancouver is Andrew Hibbs of Endeavour Neon. Mastering the craft of hand-bending neon from his father, David Hibbs, Andrew has the talent to create a sign from a design or from your own handwriting. He even worked on that legendary Vogue sign. Of only four neon benders in Vancouver, Andrew is the youngest – at 29, he’s already been bending neon for 13 years.

We love the idea of creating a different kind of lighting ambiance in your home from the glow of neon. Take a look at some of his projects, and start thinking about how you could incorporate neon in your own home.

Watch Andrew Hibbs at work in this mini-documentary or on his Endeavour Neon Instagram.

All images via Endeavour Neon.

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