When it closed its shop, ACME Sign donated this Arrow Sign to Randy Steinmetz, the talented namesake of Steinmetz Neon in Kansas City, and one of LUMI’s most devoted friends. We think it dates to the 1960s. Randy graciously donated Arrow to LUMI with a pledge to make it glow again! He and sign guru Curtis Shaddox spent well over a hundred hours restoring the sign to exceed its former glory. LUMI was more than willing to pay for its restoration.
Originally painted red with red neon, the sign was later painted white. Reimagined and restored in ten distinct neon colors, with each arrow having its own transformer and cam-driven motor, the now-animated Arrow Sign showcases how vibrant, fun and effective neon can be. We don’t know where this sign was hung, but it is a mystery we love.