Georges Claude, sometimes referred to as ‘the Edison of France’, developed a series of long glass tubes filled with rarefied neon gas, which, when electrified, would glow in bright colours. This design is inspired by the neon signs in New York’s Times Square, an iconic sight, unimaginable without Claude’s inventions.
About the designer
Jonathan Howells is a senior designer and illustrator with over 20 years experience. He is the Creative Director of multi-disciplinary design office Dinnick & Howells, whose past clients include Levi Strauss, Glaxo Smith Kline and Lindt Chocolate. A self-confessed design geek, Jonathan runs a typography blog and is obsessed with endless possibilities of letterforms.