San Francisco Neon

Survivors and Lost Icons

About the San Francisco Neon book project:


Al Barna is a San Francisco photographer and artist whose work has been shown in juried exhibitions at the de Young Museum, the Legion of Honor Museum, the Rayko Gallery, and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. His photography has been published in The Sun Magazine and Shots Magazine.


Randall Ann Homan is an art director,  photographer, and an award-winning graphic designer. Her focus is public projects and she has designed books for  the Oakland Public Library, Ten Speed Press, and Harper Collins.


Tom Downs is the author of Walking San Francisco (Wilderness Press) and an award-winning edition of Lonely Planet’s New Orleans, along with many other books and articles having to do with places, built environments, culture, and history.


Eric Lynxwiler has lectured on neon signs at the San Francisco Architectural Heritage lecture series and is the host of the Museum of Neon Art’s Neon Cruises of Los Angeles. He has saved numerous neon signs from the dust bin, and serves as a MONA Board Member Emeritus.

All photos © 2014 Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan

All photos © 2017 Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan