Neon Icons

Glen Guyett's name might not ring a bell, but you’ll recognize his work if you've spent any time cruising through the Valley. As the preeminent mid-century sign designer of Phoenix, Guyett lit up the city with his neon creations. He and host Marshall Shore will present words and visuals during "The Golden Age of Signs" Friday, October 4.

Shore is a charming human supercomputer of interesting tales of the valley's long forgotten days that will enlighten even those who claim native status. In the early 1950s, Guyett landed in Phoenix where his signs brought attention to local businesses, especially those along the then-hopping Van Buren Street corridor. His work for Courtesy Chevrolet, Bill Johnson's Big Apple, and Mr. Lucky's still stands today.

"The Golden Age of Signs with Glen Guyett" is at the A.E. England Building, 424 North Central Avenue, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $9. For more information, visit

Fri., Oct. 4, 7-8 p.m., 2013