A Spatial Neon

The Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologies / 2013

The spherical neon is made of bent glass tubes filled with noble gases, which light due to electrical discharge. This traditional technique of making spectaculars has a history reaching back to the first half of the twentieth century. Three-dimensional signs, such as Orbis’s globe at Aleje Jerozolimskie Street in Warsaw, are spectaculars of a special kind specific to communist countries like Poland. It’s the form of the globe that inspired the spherical shape of UFO. The neon consists of sixteen rings, including eight white and eight red. Layered rings make up a white and red sphere, resembling the logo of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologies. The neon is located on the main building of the school at 86 Koszykowa street in Warsaw.