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Free Screening of Gasper & Son at Adelina’s this Sunday (7/12)

Gasper&Son

For every neon sign, there is story. For us it’s the story of Jen, who sought out a sign maker for Greenpointers and discovered a dying art. It’s the story of skills passed down from father to son that inspired Jen enough to work on capturing an otherwise lost craft on film.

NeonSign_Robbie_275pxThe Greenpointers neon sign is an artifact of “Gasper & Son” and is the symbolic torch that was passed down when Jen sold Greenpointers – rooted in inspiration with a deep respect for creativity and artistry that serves the local community. It makes an appearance in all of the Greenpointers events and will light up our bar again at the upcoming Summer Market. Continue reading

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Neon Documentary Update!

Myrtle Ave Pet Shop Neon by Robbie Ingui

March was our floating deadline for our Neon Documentary but in order to get everything just right and to submit the film to some MAJOR film festivals we aren’t rushing it and we plan on doing some more shooting while we continue editing. Continue reading

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Greenpointers Neon Thank You Video + Neon Sign!

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Greenpointers Neon Sign Made By Robbie Ingui of Artistic Neon

Last Friday night we were so excited to light our Greenpointers Neon Sign. Ain’t she a beaut? Thanks to everyone who donated and made this beautifully crafted piece of art a reality. And thanks to Robbie Ingui of Artistic Neon for doing such a badass job. The sign will be on display at our Holiday Market on 12/8/13! Come by a check it out.

Watch my Thank You video, too… Continue reading

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NEON UPDATE! 6 Days to go… Interview: Thomas E. Rinaldi of New York Neon!

New York Neon by Thomas E. Rinaldi

I want to thank everyone who has contributed to our Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary on Kickstarter. We are at $1972 and our goal is $3000. We have less than one week to raise a little over $1000!

Below are updates to our project. We have begun filming, which has been a blast and once completed there will be a lot of editing to do, which is time consuming and costly. If we reach our funding goal, our plan is to hire a professional film editor to work on the film. After working so hard to film this perfectly we want to make sure the final product is edited just as beautifully.

A friendly little nudge for all you procrastinators: please help fund our documentary – it’s going to be so great – plus the rewards for donating rule!

DEADLINE: THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10th!!!

Remember, if we don’t reach the funding goal – we get zero dollars. That would be so sad.

Updates: 

This past week we filmed Fabio, the owner of Ear Wax Records, who recently moved locations from the mini-mall on Bedford Ave to a new shop on No. 9th St in Williamsburg. He hired Robbie Ingui of Artistic Neon to make a neon sign for his shop. The purpose of this interview was to get a perspective from a local businesses owner who chose to get a neon sign for his business and to get it done locally. Fabio was great on camera and had a lot of feedback for us. Plus his neon sign rules!  Continue reading

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Filming at Earwax Records Today For Greenpointers Neon Documentary

When we began learning about the Neon Sign Making process from Robbie Ingui at Artistic Neon for our Neon Sign Making Documentary, he showed us how he draws out the sign first, then lay the neon glass over it as he forms the letters. Since the glass is hot when he lays it over the paper it creates burn marks that make the drawing its own unique piece of artwork. Don’t you agree? Continue reading

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Dog Pimping, Greenpointers Neon Totes, Tees & Neon Sign Making Workshop

I know I know… you want to know the goodies for donating to our Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary Kickstarter Project, so I figured I’d start our by pimping out my new dog “D.”

We have stickers, magnet, tote bags and tee shirts with this cool neon logo… (Dog not included). We are also sending out Thank You postcards with an original photo from the film, signed by the creators of the documentary – Miguel A. Rodriguez and myself.

We are excited to host exclusive screenings of the documentary and are having a “Lighting Party” at Robbie Ingui’s Neon Shop in Ridgewood. That will be a crazy party and I am making rice balls…

The BEST prize, with only 2 spots left is a 3 Hour Neon Sign Making Workshop with Robbie at his shop!

Thanks in advance for all the support. We cannot wait to make this documentary!

Please consider making a donation in any amount to Greenpointers Neon Kickstarter Project!

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Going to Shoot In The Catskills Today! 22 Days to Go For Greenpointers Neon!

Today we are heading up to the Catskills to meet Robbie’s father, who founded Artistic Neon over 40 years ago and taught Robbie everything he knows about Neon Sign Making. We are loading up into Robbie’s van with his two dogs and our pooch (that should smell great). Maybe we will see some neon fall foliage. Plus, we hear that Robbie’s Mom is going to prepare us some lasagna! Needless to say it should be a fun day. Check out Instagram #greenpointers_neon for some fun shots of our shooting day upstate!

Since we launched our Kickstarter project on Monday we have raised $591 of our $3000 funding goal and we have 22 days left. Please help us fund this project!

Make a donation to Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary on Kickstarter! There are cool perks like t-shirts, screening parties, and rice balls in your future…

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Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary

You may have noticed that we revamped our logo into a Neon font. It was all in preparation for an amazing project that I want to tell you about – Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary.

It all started when we realized that our sign sucks…

We decided to get a badass NEON sign, which we can take to all of our events and markets, a sign that reflects who we are and what we believe in – local MADE IN NYC craftsmanship – and of course document the process from start to finish with the direction of the talented Miguel A. Rodriguez (my best friend in the entire world!)

Our Neon Sign Documentary will star Robbie Ingui of Artistic Neon, a 2nd generation Neon Sign Maker. This guy is super talented, hilarious and has thee best NY accent ever! Not only will we film him making our sign and teaching us about the process, but we will also interview his father (in upstate NY) and Thomas Rinaldi, who wrote the amazing book New York Neon to learn about the history of Neon Sign Making and how it has created a unique visual landscape here for the past 100 years.

If you think this project rules, then please consider making a donation to our Kickstarter Fundraiser, which launches today and ends on 11/10/2013.

Our goal is to raise $3000 to create this short documentary and there are many awesome rewards for funding – including rice balls.

For more info, check out our Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary Kickstarter page AND thanks in advance for your support!

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