Video of the Week: Keeping Neon Alive in Oakland

Tony Kindelspire is digital content editor of Sign & Digital Graphics & WRAPS magazines.

This week’s video of the week comes to us from the Bay Area, where Shawna Peterson has been plying her trade as a professional “tube bender” since 1987. After getting the opportunity to learn neon signage while she was still in college, she abandoned her studies and pursued an apprenticeship with R.J. Wells. Wired magazine interviewed her to ask her about her craft and why she loves it.