I know this isn’t the “decorate my basement for me” thread, but… I’ve got a couple longer walls in our basement that kind of need some character. I’m relatively handy and was thinking about making a little mixed media wall art using those neon-look flexible LED strips, maybe some nice hardwoods, etc. Basement is mostly dark greys, wood grains, metal fixtures, leather furniture, etc. Kind of industrial with splashes of pop culture and arcade stuff.
My struggle at the moment is I kind of dislike the redundant nature of a big-ass neon sign that says “Pinball” or “Arcade” when it’s pretty obvious (to anyone with a pulse) what the room is for. Also have a young kid, so probably shouldn’t make a giant “Bulleit Bourbon” or “Busch Light” tribute either. Anybody have any suggestions? I might just forego lettering entirely and just do some kind of abstract design or something geometric.
But, since this is the premier neon pinside thread… Any suggestions? Was toying with some less on-the-nose pinball phrases like “Replay, “Tilt,” or “Free Play.” Also pretty into Star Wars, so thought maybe a Star Wars symbol (rebel alliance, mythosaur) or phrase of some kind (“This is the Way,” “Stay on Target,” etc) might be fitting. Also considered copy-catting the Stern logo but replacing “Stern” with our family name (Stoltz). Anyway, any suggestions or thoughts are welcome!