Glowing history

This sign used to hang on the Bryan Furniture store in West Frankfort, Ill. The company also has a location in Herrin, so when the West Frankfort store closed this spring, the owner had his spectacular neon sign — which was something of a family heirloom — restored and moved it to the Herrin store.

I could tell you how gorgeous the sign is, or how amazing it looks with its elaborate animation, but I think the pictures speak for themselves:







You have no idea how effective that sign is at attracting attention. It’s impossible not to look at it when it’s flashing and changing colors and spelling out the word “BRYAN.” You can see it over half a mile away. It’s a glorious bit of commercial art — every bit as nice as anything in Albuquerque.