The History of Neon: So where did the idea of NEON come from?

The History of Neon: So where did the idea of NEON come from?

NEON: Greek νέον (neon) meaning “new one” 1898  Neon was discovered by chemists Sir William Ramsay in London. Neon was discovered when Ramsay chilled a sample of the atmosphere until it became a liquid, and captured the gases as they boiled off. The gases that boiled off, in addition to nitrogen, and argon, were NEON.  1910 Georges Claude’s makes a lamp from an electrified tube of neon glass created. Claude’s began to sell neon discharge tubes as advertising.   1910 Salon de l’automobile in the Paris Grand Palace with the first neon signs created by Georges Claude. 1923   Neon comes to the Packard car dealership in Los Angeles. 1960 Classic Pop Art portrait of Marilyn Monroe. Color your own Marilyn here: http://www.webexhibits.org/colorart/marilyns.html   1980’s Body Glove Catches the wave of Neon  Fashion designer Robin Piccone designs a neon beach fashion line from Redondo Beach California called Body Glove. Body Glove bikini was a reflection of fashion’s obsession with all things fluorescent and fitted neoprene. 1990
 The Rave Scene for the 24 hour party takes off and illuminated glow sticks lead the way.  From the start of bright clothing, tie dye & smiley face wear 1999 NYC ClubKid and British RAVERS put on a spin on the cybergoth. Cybergoth is a subculture that derives from elements of cyberpunk, raver and rivethead fashion. The style sometimes features NEON-reactive theme color, set against a basic, black gothic outfit. 2012 Bring on the color of change! NEON colors delight us all with the energy and the spirit-of-the-times.  Blumarine showered the runway with neon Mongolian lamb coats and matching bags while home offices get...