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Typography & Neon: Tenderloin Historical Ephemera Project

When: Thu., Feb. 21, 7-9 p.m. 2019
Phone: 415-351-1912
Price: $10
Join the Tenderloin Museum for an exploration of the typography used on the matchbooks featured in our new book The Match Book: Vintage Matchbooks from San Francisco’s Tenderloin and The Matchbook Map Exhibit, with typography expert Shelley Gruendler. Randall Homan and Al Barna from San Francisco Neon will discuss neon signs associated with the historic businesses represented by the matchbooks. Just like matchbooks, historic neon signs are a fascinating synecdoche of the small businesses they represent, and a window to the past explored through material culture. This event is part of The Match Book: Tenderloin Historical Ephemera Project.


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