Author: ToddSanders

Roadhouse Relics in May 2010 Southern Living!

It’s been a busy week! A few days ago I was notified that I won Honorable Mention in a NationalDesign Competition, and today I picked up May’s issue of Southern Living Magazine. On page 26 there I was! The article is a comparison of Austin vs Nashville, and under the artists section, Roadhouse Relics was […]

Roadhouse Relics wins National award!

I recently entered a National Neon Design Competition, and was awarded Honorable Mention. It was held by THE NEON GROUP. I was urged to enter the design competition by my friend and P.R. GURU, Nicole Delger. I wasn’t sure which design that I would enter. After some deliberation, I decided on my ‘BIG TEX,’ a […]

HOW TO ROAD TRIP. Or, the trip IS the destination

The Road Trip is uniquely American. It is one of the only ways to really get to know other parts of the Country, and its people. I’ve been Road Tripping since I was a child. We took family trips across Texas to see relatives in far away places like El Paso, and deep East Texas. […]

Todd Sanders and Roadhouse Relics featured in UK Magazine, Pinstripping & Kustom

I was recently featured in a UK magazine called PINSTRIPING & KUSTOM. The Editor, Lynda Johnson, was in my studio a few months ago, and thought that I’d be perfect for their publication. It is their Jan/Feb 2010 issue. Also included in the issue is the neon genius Lili Lakich, The American Sign Museum ( […]

A Trailer Park in New York?

The newest work from Roadhouse Relics is a bar in New York City,  the Trailer Park Bar and Grill. The marquee sign is 2 sided, with a change copy reader board. The other sign is approx. 10′ wide and is 1 sided. The Bar is located in the Chelsea district, and is a popular destination […]

Neon New Orleans 2009

                    Yesterday my wife and I returned from a 4 day trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. It was her first trip. I’ve been several times, but not since Hurricane Katrina.
The old city was very much the same, and in a way, I’ll never see it as […]

From Austin to Tacoma

I recently returned from a round trip to Tacoma to deliver 11 neon signs and 2 three dimensional neon/ metal margarita glasses that were 6′ tall. They were purchased by a client that has been a great customer for a few years now, THE RAM/ Big Horn Brewing Co.
The total trip was just under 5000 […]

The Vintage Man

The difference between a good artist and a great one is the novice will often lay down his tool or brush Then pick up an invisible club on the mind’s table And helplessly smash the easels and Jade. Whereas the vintage man No longer hurts himself or anyone And keeps on sculpting Light. By HAFIZ […]