The Day-Glo Brothers

You know those fluorescent oranges and yellows and greens that you see every day on traffic cones, safety vests, highlighters, and so on? A hundred years…
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Inside the Day-Glo wonderland of the 'Cosmic Cavern' in Portland
"Forget the 1990s, this fall Portland is going back to those chaotic Day-Glo 1980s. That's the scene at the Portland Art Museum, at least, where Kenny Scharf's "Cosmic Cavern" is illuminating people with loads of blacklight neon paint."
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The Day-Glo Brothers - The story of Day-Glo paint, told with Day-Glo inks
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"Ever wonder where DayGlo paint came from ? The “Day-Glo Brothers” Bob and Joe Switzer invented daylight fluorescent inks when Bob had a head injury that messed up his vision. They later founded the Day-Glo Color Corporation in 1946, here in Cleveland, Ohio."
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Vintage 80s Mens NEON Tie / 1980s Necktie / Dayglo Abstract / | Etsy
"Vintage 80s Mens NEON tie / 1980s necktie / dayglo abstract / op art geometric ombre / new wave hipster hip hop"
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Illustration by Martin Ontiveros • Design by Kii Arens
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Charlesbridge Unabridged
"Speaking of cupcakes... whenever anything remotely good happens at Charlesbridge -- a book wins a major award, someone has a baby, a brand new episode of Lost -- the staff at the Bridge tends to celebrate. Never met an office-full of people so ready to stop, drop, and gather in the conference room for some chips and dip. Or, in this case, Day-Glo cupcakes."
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Charlesbridge Unabridged
"But the most exciting part of all -- as always -- was Monday morning and the awards announcements. This year Charlesbridge got to scream real loud (just like on Pee Wee's Playhouse). The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton and illustrated by Tony Persiani, was named a Sibert Honor Book."
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DayGlo Color Corp. factory to learn how they make the famous fluorescent paints that light up traffic cones, black light posters, hula-hoops and so much more. In the 1950’s, DayGlo founders Bob and Joe Switzer developed a unique pigment production process that led to a boom in their fluorescent paint business and, more recently, earned their company a 2012 ACS National Historic Chemical Landmark. Check out the video to learn what makes fluorescent colors so vivid.
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It's Glowing @ your Library
"The children were thrilled when the book's day-glo illustrations came alive under black lighting. It is a perfect seasonal read. Check it out today!"
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Credit Reward Perks
"Here are 30 excellent picture book biographies for kids interested in nature, science, invention, justice, presidents, sports and the arts."
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"Earlier this month intermediate students were introduced to the newest Rebecca Caudill and Bluestem award books by Mrs. Domek, LMC Director. A popular Bluestem book, The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton, was especially liked by Julian P. Julian just happened to be wearing Day-Glo colors the day the book was introduced!"