Roadhouse Relics

Roadhouse Relics in New York Times

I was featured in the popular New York Times feature “36 Hours in Austin.” They say of the gallery, “Then stop at Roadhouse Relics (1720 South First Street; 512-442-6366; roadhouserelics.com) where the Pop artist Todd Sanders has covered his studio with artworks in the shape of neon cowboy hats and diner signs that look like […]

Roadhouse Relics on Austin’s Channel 8 News

Ynn Channel 8 came out to Roadhouse Relics’ Art Gallery to interview me. It aired this morning, and will rebroadcast every 3 hours throughout the day. It’s been a few years since channel 8 did a feature on Roadhouse Relics, and I couldn’t be prouder of the coverage. If you live in or near Austin, […]

Miranda Lambert’s Fireflies in a Jar

Roadhouse Relics recently completed 2 neon sculptures for Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s wedding reception, held here in the Texas Hill Country at the Don Strange Ranch. They were commissioned by Amie Sikes at Junk Gypsies. These are animated neon pieces, with the fireflies appearing to flutter around inside the mason jar.       […]

The Roadhouse Relics Truck

Finally finished the Roadhouse Relics Truck! I’ve been restoring a 1959 Chevrolet Apache pickup for the last 3 1/2 years. My Dad and I did all of the work ourselves. When I bought it, it was basically a frame, cab, and boxes of rusty parts.
I knew that we had our work cut out for us, […]

My AHA Moment

A few weeks ago, Mutual of Omaha contacted me and asked to interview for a new project called AHA MOMENT. They travel all over the U.S. in an airstream filming people who have experienced an epiphany of sorts, and want to share it. I knew what my AHA moment was, it was when I discovered […]

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 […]