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Another Nixon Project - Sign Upgrades

Upgrading some old Phillips 66 gas station signs to LED in my workshop. These are about 48 inches tall. Approximate build/fab time = 8 hours.

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by NixonsGhost

submitted June 11th 2016

81 comments
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Another Nixon Project - Sign Upgrades
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Is that the spoon metaphorically hanging out of my ass?
2 years ago
Think of it as motivation....
2 years ago
It could have been you....
2 years ago
It would be mucho worthy. But trust me, that's the last thing you guys need to see.
2 years ago
just fucking sub it already......
2 years ago
Get your rep up....
2 years ago
yeah turdbreath..ill even UV that trainwreck
2 years ago
i dont get it
2 years ago
I upgraded the sign from florescent to LED. Should last 40 years now give or take.
2 years ago
um
2 years ago
And, it can now work off 120V so it's ready for sale to put up in someone's garage or what ever....
2 years ago
crickets
2 years ago
i miss Garage :(
2 years ago
*Band
2 years ago
:(
2 years ago
Every possum needs a garage.
2 years ago
and every garage needs a possum
2 years ago
nixon have garage?
2 years ago
My garage does have a possum!!!!!!
2 years ago
creepy.
2 years ago
damn
2 years ago
I'll get a pic one of these days....
2 years ago
You'll like...
2 years ago
possums are pretty photogenic
2 years ago
lol@you fucks not using "GarageBand". IT ROCKS ASS, UNLIKE YOU LOSERS!!!!
2 years ago
dude...you have some Nasa issues. 8P
2 years ago
I love your photos though.
2 years ago
You wanna buy some signs or what, drummer boy?
2 years ago
You could put it behind you while you play the skins, man....
2 years ago
actually...you could make some money...based off your perspective.
2 years ago
Your cell-phone work...would make some great FRAMED WORK.

^FACT
2 years ago
punkys would have to read


Full Lips
69
2 years ago
* NixonsGhost calls the galleries *
2 years ago
I have one more to work on tomorrow. After that you can place an order.
2 years ago
Fascinating. What are you getting per unit? And how exactly did these "end up" in your possession?
2 years ago
I know a guy. Price = TBD
2 years ago
possession is only 9/10ths of the law, I bet he 'found' them from a guy who also 'found' them..
2 years ago
Now print Muchosucko in 3D and make a lamp out of it
2 years ago
MUCHO4LYFE?
2 years ago
I know. FUCK YOU WHUNU in some "OnAir" type box lamp. I'd buy it, name your price
2 years ago
* NixonsGhost returns to the laboratory *
2 years ago
A middle finger mucho logo lamp would be 11/10.
2 years ago
So I've had a Mucho logo light box in the works for a while... up next is a FUCK YOU WHUNU box for cash... I mean Los...... then I'll see what I can do for a middle finger lamp.....
2 years ago
are you gonna put that middle finger lamp up your arse and twirl on it
2 years ago
* whunu likes the "Fuck you Whunu" idea *
2 years ago
I am now.
2 years ago
remember to smile for the camera
2 years ago
Los, a questions for you women don't answer..... how big do you want it? (the box lamp)
2 years ago
10x20 centimeters would suffice
2 years ago
* NixonsGhost loads 3D CAD and researches LED power supplies *
2 years ago
is this the frigging shopping channel or something
2 years ago
You want to buy some petro signs or not?
2 years ago
vote for petro?
2 years ago
I could probably get some ESSO or Royal Dutch Shell if that helps....
2 years ago
petrol you sons a bitches
2 years ago
ESSO would be cool
2 years ago
could you make these?

http://i.imgur.com/8DgVvyK.jpg
2 years ago
I could probably 3D print some of those
2 years ago
might be too big for the printer
2 years ago
or outsource the actual fab work..... would probably be cheaper to source and buy existing.
2 years ago
well, that is a Öyvind Fahlström piece so it's most likely somewhere in the 50k to 500k range... lets just produce a knock off in china
2 years ago
A good sign manufacturer could make those for about $2K USD
2 years ago
yes, but then they wouldn't be hung in the stockholm museum of modern arts
2 years ago
at 3 or 4 feet long we could hang them on the outside of the building
2 years ago
* JamesTKirk would love to see how quickly the patent maggots would come down on any new signs being made. *
2 years ago
quiet you
2 years ago
why in the sam hill would those signs be in a museum?
2 years ago
it was the 60s.... warhol put a bunch of soup cans in museums around the same time
2 years ago
those are just signs though...fonts put inside an ellipse..fine for a sign and all..but in a fuckin museum?..andy warthol also supreme blow hard and celebrated because he was an asshole who took everyday shit and called it art..pomposity at its finest
2 years ago
"the medium is the message" baby

i'm not gonna defend warhol as imho he is to blame for most dumb post-modern developments in art and culture and paved the way for blowhards like damien hirst and jeff koons.

i will however defend most other pop art and its intentions.

as for that fajlström piece up there, several interpretations are possible:

juxtapositioning fuel for cars (esso) with fuel for minds (lsd) arguing the point that humans are basically just machines as well...

OR

warning of the dangers of consumerism and capitalist entities (like esso) taking hold of originally subversive and countercultural fetishes (like lsd). considering what HST wrote at the same time about height ashbury and the following implosion of hippie/ counter culture i'd say that is a valid reading

OR

the exact opposite, counter culture adopting the insignia of capitalism and big business and giving them a subversive spin.

see, art can be fun!
2 years ago
^ that's on a plaque in the museum or via the tour guide.... isn't it?
2 years ago
no, i pulled that completely out of my ass.....
2 years ago
but to be fair pop art might be the field of art theory/ history i know most about/ like best.
2 years ago
* NixonsGhost dusts off Monet books to refresh and use for a future quiz *
2 years ago
oh, my impressionist game is quite weak. always found em heady but boring
2 years ago
his sea roses are quite impressive though
2 years ago
saw those at Beyerle yrs ago
2 years ago
I read Warhol as Wario and very confused.
Then I read it again correctly and was still confused.
2 years ago
i was a lil stoned that night
2 years ago
nice soldering... you hire a monkey ?
2 years ago
Dude
2 years ago
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