We introduced you Umberto Pintore, a Neapolitan who shapes neon letters, through the Soleil editorial project of the Agnese Tamburrini graphic. Let’s get to know Umberto’s persona and story better thanks to a brief interview directed by one of the very students of his amazing laboratory.
The arts literally "light up" starting from the thirties thanks to neon. The artist László Moholy-Nagy was the first one to theorise that night illumination, typical of fluorescent signs in towns, could have become "an expressive field" for artists. And from a luminous outdoors propaganda sign, the "glowing tube" soon found its place inside museums, where it became the actual artwork.