Neon Signs That Lit Up Hong Kong's Nights Become a Dying Art
Once ubiquitous in Hong Kong's cityscape, the structures are rapidly being taken down and fading into the past.
A group of young enthusiasts are fighting to give Hong Kong’s famed neon signs a new lease on life, before they disappear completely from the city due to tightened government regulations and dwindling demand.
Once ubiquitous in Hong Kong, the signs — which became familiar to foreign audiences through movies like Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell — have been steadily removed in the last few decades. The recent dismantling of some of the largest remaining ones, however, is rekindling interest in the local art form.
Pic: Neon signs in Hong Kong. Photographer: Lam Yik/Bloomberg