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Allen's Sweets Neon sign -- Melbourne

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Published on Apr 12, 2012

This is an account of the demise of one of Melbourne's iconic neon signs - The Allen's Sweets neon sign. The sign was atop the Allen's factory on the Riverside Avenue, Melbourne Victoria. The area has since been redeveloped into the Southbank Promenade and both the factory and the sign have been demolished.

Credits
This work is a remediation of a chapter of the book: Characters, Cultural Stories revealed through typography. Stephen Banham. (2011)

Images
Wrecking ball - Rich Anderson http://www.flickr.com/people/memestate/ CC Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Southbank plan - City of Melbourne

Sign sketches - Erica Downward, The Sweetest of them All: The History of the Allen's neon sign (1987). State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Collection. Courtesy of Claude neon.

Quotes
Highriser (2012) 'Southbank pictures prior to
development' discussion thread retrieved from http://www.walkingmelbourne.com

Corio (2012) 'Southbank pictures prior to
development' discussion thread retrieved from http://www.walkingmelbourne.com

Historybuff (2012) 'Southbank pictures prior to
development' discussion thread retrieved from http://www.walkingmelbourne.com

Text
Banham, S (2011) Characters, Cultural Stories revealed through typography. Thames and Hudson. Melbourne. Australia.

All copyright remains with the originating copyright holder.

This video has been produced for educational purposes.

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