Neon lighting consists of brightly glowing, electrified glass tubes or bulbs that contain rarefied neon or other gases. The mid to late 1980s was a period of resurgence in neon production. Sign companies developed a new type of signage called channel lettering, in which individual letters were fashioned from sheet metal.
While the market for neon lighting in outdoor advertising signage has declined since the mid 20th Century, in recent decades neon lighting has been used consciously in art, both in individual objects and integrated into architecture. Frank Popper traces the use of neon lighting as the principal element in artworks to Gyula Košice's late 1940s work in Argentina. Among the later artists whom Popper notes in a brief history of neon lighting in art are Stephen Antonakos, the conceptual artists Joseph Kosuth and Bruce Nauman, Martial Raysse, Chryssa, Piotr Kowalski, and François Morellet in addition to Lucio Fontana, Dan Flavin or Mario Merz.
In the make of my T-Shirt designs I looked at many ways to display neon light typography on a T-Shirt surface. I even looked towards the movies Tron & Tron Legacy for inspiration too. Most of my friends are also into designing neon light designs.