While researching concept ideas for the design collective Tank Five, I came across the nixie tube. My initial idea was to incorporate the countdown routine from bombs in '60's spy movies. I recalled the cool illumination from the numbers, and wanted to turn them into a font. Turns out this had been done, and offered as a font named 'Nixie', so I created a vector animation sequence and used the font instead of the nixie numbers to spell out the company name.
Tank Five is a collective of artists with a variety of skill sets from different vocations. A documentary filmographer, a writer and musician, a photgrapher/videographer, an illustrator/animator, and graphics artists. The team required an alternate method of communicating their services to appeal to their target audience in film productions. We began with the Nixie Tube, an elegant statement of pre-digital cutting edge technology that continues to impress, or just look cool.