They are as much a part of the San Francisco landscape as the bay, the cable cars, and the city’s spectacular views. But despite their enticingly bright presence, they are often overlooked. Not anymore. With the publication of a new book, San Francisco Neon: Survivors and Lost Icons, authors Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan shed new light on the backdrop and the history of the city’s neon signs, the luminous beacons that help tell the story of the town’s neighborhoods, its nightlife and its fun-loving nature.
San Francisco Neon tells a story that punctuates the night sky and lures us to experience a disappearing side of San Francisco. They may seem like relics from the past, but they continue to sparkle in the neighborhoods and destinations that make San Francisco such a quirky, colorful city of lights.