Brooklyn artist David Albon has been creating neon signs since the ’80s, when he worked under pioneering artist Rudi Stern in the Tribeca shop Let There Be Neon. Now, as the president of neon firm Tecnolux, owner of Precision Neon, and partner at Park Slope neon and glassblowing co-op Brooklyn Glass, he’s something of a luminary in his own right. Tumblr’s Storyboard project recently went in to Albon’s Brooklyn studio to chat with the artist about his process and neon artistry as a whole. The biggest surprise comes when Albon discusses the lifespan of neon lights, which he says increases the more you turn them on and off. The result: neon signs that are up to 80 years old, still operating today.