On September 8, over 30 neon benders gathered in Brooklyn to bend neon numbers, which hasn’t happened in 20-something years.
It all started with Joey Gerhart, a tube-bender based out of Birmingham, Alabama, who wanted to display neon color options to clients in a unique way. He ultimately decided on bending differently colored neon numbers in pi (3.14159265… etc.).
What started out as a one-man project turned into a collaborative effort with other neon benders Gerhart has met over the years. Soon, others heard about this project (check out his interview with Sign & Digital Graphics about the project) and wanted in.