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This year, instead of a brick-and-mortar festival, we're shifting to a fully virtual format. Questions about what's coming or the status of your tickets for events to the festival? Here's everything you need to know about timing and ticketing.
Neon has a following. And Kate Widdows is a loyalist. She’s an independent letterer and typographer who designs everything from typefaces and record covers to GIFs and, you guessed it, neon signs. She’s also found a way to merge the two, having pioneered animated neon lettering for the web, work which has been exhibited internationally at design festivals and art galleries. We asked Kate a few questions about reaching peak neon fan status, and how that appreciation transitioned into her own bright work.