October 24, 2012

Wednesday Whim - Neon Flashing

All images via booooooom via Patrick Martinez

With the abundance of modern technology we are surrounded by nowadays, there's not a lot of appeal for neon signs. Neon signs are almost cliché and banal in comparison to everything we have been exposed to in order to get our attention. Naturally, someone creative has taken these seemingly unattractive signs to an artistic level. 

LA-based Patrick Martinez has focused his artistic skills to bring "sublime beauty to things that aren't thought of as conventionally beautiful."
In his bio, he states he's been largely influenced by the Hip Hop culture (namely graffiti). You can definitely see elements of this in these neon sign series. These are some of my favorites, but for more of this and other works check out his website!


  1. oooooh these look AMAZING. I really like the love/hate one and the build or destroy one a lot!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  2. You are so completely right. With everything we have today, we sometimes forget to stop and look at things that have always been there but are equally as beautiful. These neon signs are beautiful representations of that! You continuously astound me with your wide breadth of posts and amazing style :)

    tiana of l'esthetique

  3. I love that he turned neon signs into a form of art!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  4. These are so awesome! I want one. :)


  5. These are awesome...and love your sweater in the previous post.
    xo Annie

  6. those are so cool nancy! i know, you don't see them much anymore. i always adored them. maybe they'll make a comeback.

  7. legit! i like the "lovely day" one best :)

  8. These are so much fun! I love neon signs (I don't get enough of them in my small town!)

  9. Another awesome art post you've done! Haha, I love being exposed to all this new stuff :)

    Trendy Teal

  10. I love these, they're amazing form of art!

  11. These are really interesting, I've always been a fan of art that makes you think.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

  12. These are so fun! I'd love to have on in my living room, actually :)

    The Glossy Life

  13. I have a strange attraction to neon signs! :) I LOVE them! I love how these are pieces of art!

    xo Jenny


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