Roadhouse Relics

Roadhouse Relics

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Welcome to 2022.
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And to the launch of Extragrams 2.0 😉
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Since we first hit the streets during the pandemic, we've become so much more than just a Drag Queen Telegram service. We've been a part of your weddings, fundraisers, corporate launches, virtual events... and so much more.
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And we're here for it.
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TOMORROW is the launch of our new website where our customers can now get inspired in all sorts of ways to make their experiences and events that much more EXTRA. We can't wait.
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Stay tuned. It's crazy cute.
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Production and film: Adam Grumbo Films
Locations: Colton House Hotel Sarah K. Wolf Fluff Meringues & More Roadhouse Relics--
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It’s finally done, and currently on its way to Albert! We are beyond thrilled to add this 63 Chevy to our town!

Huge thank you to the guys that made this all happen.. The Continental Club for helping us track down this badass truck, for overseeing all of the updates and for getting it out to Albert!

Major thanks to Roadhouse Relics for the awesome custom paint job and for giving it that rustic look, you are extremely talented!
Buck is open til 8 tonight! Come see our beautiful neon that was designed by the 1 and only Roadhouse Relics
Winter Wonderland on Historic Route 66! LET IT SNOW!!! ❄️ Neon design by Roadhouse Relics
Flashback to getting our Neon sign designed by Roadhouse Relics installed on Route 66! Built by Encinos Signs. 📸 by Phil Clarkin Photography. #neon #roadhouserelics
Roadhouse Relics engagement photos in Austin, TX | Wylea & Steve

We headed to Roadhouse Relics for some neon sign fun. Neon Contemporary Art is crafted by Todd Sanders of Roadhouse Relics in his Austin Texas studio and gallery. He crafts his vintage-style designs using durable modern materials and specialized weathering techniques. It’s always a pleasure to photograph here.

https://www.robaugust.com/roadhouse-relics-engagement-photos-in-austin-tx/
Small businesses make our lives fuller and our communities stronger, and Easy Tiger and Roadhouse Relics in #Austin, Texas are no exception.

Easy Tiger CEO Mike Stitt resolved to “get through this crisis by feeding Austin.” The bake shop donated over 10,000 fresh loaves of bread to charitable organizations. “Austin’s amazing,” Mike reflects, “it's big enough to matter, but it's small enough to care.”

Roadhouse Relics owner, Todd Sanders, recently brought his neon light art studio back to his backyard, where it began 25 years ago. With time to reflect, Todd’s been “reminded of what is most important,” including the renewal of creativity that has come from the challenge to create “fewer, better pieces” for clients.

Starting now, you can earn $5 back with American Express when you shop small and support cafes like Easy Tiger and artists like Todd Snyder. After you spend $10+ directly with an eligible small business, we’ll give you $5 back. Up to 10x. Enroll by 8/23/20 at ShopSmall.com. Spend by 9/20/20. Eligibility and terms apply. #AmexWelcomed
Small businesses make our lives fuller and our communities stronger, and Easy Tiger and Roadhouse Relics in #Austin, Texas are no exception.

Easy Tiger CEO Mike Stitt resolved to “get through this crisis by feeding Austin.” The bake shop donated over 10,000 fresh loaves of bread to charitable organizations. “Austin’s amazing,” Mike reflects, “it's big enough to matter, but it's small enough to care.”

Roadhouse Relics owner, Todd Sanders, recently brought his neon light art studio back to his backyard, where it began 25 years ago. With time to reflect, Todd’s been “reminded of what is most important,” including the renewal of creativity that has come from the challenge to create “fewer, better pieces” for clients.

Starting now, you can earn $5 back with American Express when you shop small and support cafes like Easy Tiger and artists like Todd Snyder. After you spend $10+ directly with an eligible small business, we’ll give you $5 back. Up to 10x. Enroll by 8/23/20 at ShopSmall.com. Spend by 9/20/20. Eligibility and terms apply. #AmexWelcomed
Lookie who got a new Luchador!
Get by The 1907 to see our new installation from neon artist Todd Sanders Art of Roadhouse Relics.
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We are SO ready to get back to serving you Rogers! Big thanks to Mike Abb of Runway Group & Corey Milford for the install. And thanks to all who continue to encourage us to keep going & uplift us even when it's hard. It's excruciating to be closed, but this was such a lift. We hope you all enjoy it.🤗
#stopthespread #maskuparkansas
Rogers-Downtown Rogers Inc. Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce Go Downtown Rogers leisurlist ONYX Coffee Lab Heirloom at The 1907 Downtown Rogers Art on the Bricks Visit Rogers, AR
This photo is from my 2006 “7 Angels on a Bicycle” album shoot which is the next SONG FOR YOU: watch at https://www.carrierodriguez.com/a-song-for-you

My supremely talented best friend swilsonfoto shot this at Roadhouse Relics on a balmy 104 degree day. It was just the 2 of us - I remember lots of sweat, cold Mexican beer, and crying spells. 7 Angels (the album and title track) was recorded after losing my dearest childhood friend, Andy Morgan, to a tragic bicycle accident in NYC. Every note, every song, every solo, every everything on that album was inspired by Andy, and surrounded with his adventurous spirit. The recording session was cathartic. And this song still helps me feel connected to him whenever I sing it.💜#asongforyou #7angelsonabicycle
Could Todd please tell us the current location and/or owner of Willie N. Festus? :)

Roadhouse Relics is the family owned Austin, Texas, studio, gallery and gift shop where neon artist Todd Sanders crafts his vintage-style designs.

www.roadhouserelics.com In 1997, Todd turned a crumbling old fruit stand on S. 1st street into an Austin landmark that the New York Times has since listed as a must see. The gallery is most often identified by the iconic “Greetings from Austin” postcard mural on the side of the building. In true South Austin spirit, the mural was painted before the collapsed roof was replaced. Todd has built a car

Operating as usual

01/16/2022

We are loving watching this amazing season of @queereye The stories are simply beautiful. Seeing our neon is bonus. Cheers to the fab 5 and their fantastic energy. ✨

We are loving watching this amazing season of @queereye The stories are simply beautiful. Seeing our neon is bonus. Cheers to the fab 5 and their fantastic energy. ✨

Photos from Roadhouse Relics's post 01/15/2022

We’re nuts about neon. Especially pecans. Custom art for our friends at @caneriverpecan

01/12/2022

Putting this out to the universe since you only get what you ask for. Anyone know of a tv production looking for an awesome eye candy project? We want to gut and remodel/ decorate the trailer behind Roadhouse Relics and would love to team up. Our inspiration is if Don Draper (Mad Men) lived in the trailer. As an aside also looking for any recommendations for mid-century mod furniture for the decor.

Putting this out to the universe since you only get what you ask for. Anyone know of a tv production looking for an awesome eye candy project? We want to gut and remodel/ decorate the trailer behind Roadhouse Relics and would love to team up. Our inspiration is if Don Draper (Mad Men) lived in the trailer. As an aside also looking for any recommendations for mid-century mod furniture for the decor.

Photos from Roadhouse Relics's post 01/08/2022

You can’t be serious. You want to buy this place?
Yes.
You know the roof the roof has caved in, right? Yep, I’m Looking right at it.
I don’t get it Todd, what do you see in this place?
My dream.
This was the voice of a lot of folks that cared about me. They hadn’t yet seen what I could see.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of me taking a chance on this beautiful wreck. And having this beautiful wreck take a chance on me. It looks a lot better. I look a lot older. But it’s still my dream. My ‘church’.
“After” Photo 4 by @davidhumekennerly

Photos from Roadhouse Relics's post 01/03/2022

Style. Taste. Class. Says it all about the fabulous team at Q***r Eye we got to create this neon for. And bonus of another amazing guy named Todd on episode 5 we made a custom neons for.

11/27/2021

Open Saturday November 27th from 10-4. Come see us! #smallbusinesssaturday

Open Saturday November 27th from 10-4. Come see us! #smallbusinesssaturday

11/21/2021

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. @therollingstones

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. @therollingstones

09/06/2021

I guess sometimes you gotta labor on Labor Day. Cheers!

I guess sometimes you gotta labor on Labor Day. Cheers!

08/06/2021

Had the pleasure of showing @riskrock around my studio while he was in Austin for the opening of Street Kings with @blekleratoriginal at @wcc.art The show is up for another couple of weeks so do yourself a favor and check it out while you can.

Had the pleasure of showing @riskrock around my studio while he was in Austin for the opening of Street Kings with @blekleratoriginal at @wcc.art The show is up for another couple of weeks so do yourself a favor and check it out while you can.

07/19/2021

Honored to be part of this show at West Chelsea Contemporary Gallery here in Austin with @blekleratoriginal and @riskrock Come see me at the opening this Saturday afternoon!

Posted @withregram • @wcc.art “Every time I think I've painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek le Rat has done it as well. Only twenty years earlier.”
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Pioneering French graffiti artist Blek le Rat counts the infamous Banksy among his many admirers. Blek has been described as the “Father of stencil graffiti.”The rat, also an anagram for ‘art’, have become his trademark and have influenced generations of street artists around the world.
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Little Crooner, 2021 will be on display at West Chelsea Contemporary in STREET KINGS beginning July 24th. Text 512-478-4440 to inquire or acquire.
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Blek has served as an influence for elusive British artist Banksy, and especially his painting of stenciled rats. Banksy has acknowledged Blek's influence stating "every time I think I've painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek Le Rat has done it as well, only twenty years earlier." Blek has created street art around the world, and has had exhibitions in Paris, London, New York, Milan, Melbourne, San Francisco, Munich, and Los Angeles.
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You do not want to miss STREET KINGS: RISK and Blek Le Rat July 24th 3-5PM. Join us for an afternoon of music, refreshments, and artist talk by the legendary contemporary fine artist, sculptor, and graffiti trailblazer RISK at 4pm.

Honored to be part of this show at West Chelsea Contemporary Gallery here in Austin with @blekleratoriginal and @riskrock Come see me at the opening this Saturday afternoon!

Posted @withregram • @wcc.art “Every time I think I've painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek le Rat has done it as well. Only twenty years earlier.”
-Banksy
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Pioneering French graffiti artist Blek le Rat counts the infamous Banksy among his many admirers. Blek has been described as the “Father of stencil graffiti.”The rat, also an anagram for ‘art’, have become his trademark and have influenced generations of street artists around the world.
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Little Crooner, 2021 will be on display at West Chelsea Contemporary in STREET KINGS beginning July 24th. Text 512-478-4440 to inquire or acquire.
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Blek has served as an influence for elusive British artist Banksy, and especially his painting of stenciled rats. Banksy has acknowledged Blek's influence stating "every time I think I've painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek Le Rat has done it as well, only twenty years earlier." Blek has created street art around the world, and has had exhibitions in Paris, London, New York, Milan, Melbourne, San Francisco, Munich, and Los Angeles.
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You do not want to miss STREET KINGS: RISK and Blek Le Rat July 24th 3-5PM. Join us for an afternoon of music, refreshments, and artist talk by the legendary contemporary fine artist, sculptor, and graffiti trailblazer RISK at 4pm.

07/16/2021

Took a check up tour of the neon before Willie Nelson kicks off his Welcome Back series out at Luck this weekend. Neon is still burning strong, just like Willie. #welcomebackwillie #lucktx

Took a check up tour of the neon before Willie Nelson kicks off his Welcome Back series out at Luck this weekend. Neon is still burning strong, just like Willie. #welcomebackwillie #lucktx

05/01/2021

Deep in my heart is Texas

Photos from Roadhouse Relics's post 04/18/2021

Here's a trip on the way back machine. I took my sign down to put up a newer one and discovered this 'ghost sign' I put up 24 years ago. Don't try the number, haven't had it for many years.

Photos from Roadhouse Relics's post 03/26/2021

Folks have been asking us about Todd’s process in making his art. He starts with a sketch, creates metal, paint and neon patterns and then begins production. What starts as a shiny new piece of metal becomes what looks like it’s been around for decades. 100% made by hand here in Austin, Texas by Todd and his team. Timeless and of the moment, just like this Joe Rogan piece. #americanmade

03/23/2021

Our latest creation, a 50s era spaceship neon abducting Joe Rogan, tattoos and headphones intact. Proud to have made this piece as a commission for WAYS2WELL to welcome Joe to our city. Austin, Texas or Bust!

Our latest creation, a 50s era spaceship neon abducting Joe Rogan, tattoos and headphones intact. Proud to have made this piece as a commission for WAYS2WELL to welcome Joe to our city. Austin, Texas or Bust!

03/11/2021

Small business supporting small business supporting small business! Thank you Mo from JewBoy Burgers for buying this neon today. We are donating 10% of our in stock neon sales in March to the live music venue of the buyers choice. Mo chose The Continental Club! #supportsmallbusiness #savemusicvenues #neonart

Small business supporting small business supporting small business! Thank you Mo from JewBoy Burgers for buying this neon today. We are donating 10% of our in stock neon sales in March to the live music venue of the buyers choice. Mo chose The Continental Club! #supportsmallbusiness #savemusicvenues #neonart

03/03/2021

Hope you have a Willie great Texas Independence Day!

Hope you have a Willie great Texas Independence Day!

Photos from Roadhouse Relics's post 03/02/2021

This past year has been really tough on live music venues, and many have had to remain closed. Any neon we sell from in gallery items in March we will donate 10% of the sales to the music venue of the buyers choice. Pieces we currently have in gallery include Garage, Eat, Cocktails, Thank You, No Vacancy, Beer and Speed Shop. DM or email [email protected] for inquiries. #supportlivemusicvenues

01/09/2021

24 years ago today I moved into this trailer and turned a crumbling old fruit stand into my neon art studio. To me, this place is hallowed ground. It is my church. #austinartist #southaustin #vintagetrailer

24 years ago today I moved into this trailer and turned a crumbling old fruit stand into my neon art studio. To me, this place is hallowed ground. It is my church. #austinartist #southaustin #vintagetrailer

12/24/2020

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Virtual hugs from Todd, Sarah, Jack and Hank 🐾

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Virtual hugs from Todd, Sarah, Jack and Hank 🐾

Photos from Roadhouse Relics's post 12/13/2020

Jolene was in the legendary @roddersjournal as part of an article about our good friend and Jolene’s builder @mercurycharlie I’ve been a fan of Rodder’s Journal since I was a kid and couldn’t be prouder. Well deserved Charlie! #51mercury #1951mercury #barnfind #leadsled #crazyboutamercury

12/05/2020

We just finished creating this animated neon that will be incorporated into the 30 ft mural I’m working on. #neon #neonlights #handmade #vintagestyle

11/28/2020

Story about how Todd developed his iconic style on Tecovas website. After you read, check out the boots. I’m also wearing their great clothes- shirt, jean jacket and gloves in the photos. #shopsmallbusiness https://www.tecovas.com/blogs/the-outpost/the-greatest-missed-turn-in-history

Story about how Todd developed his iconic style on Tecovas website. After you read, check out the boots. I’m also wearing their great clothes- shirt, jean jacket and gloves in the photos. #shopsmallbusiness https://www.tecovas.com/blogs/the-outpost/the-greatest-missed-turn-in-history

10/28/2020

Great couple of days hanging with the Tecovas crew who invited me and some neon out to Bruce Robinson’s recording studio. Our dog Hank had his close up today. Stay tuned! #madeintexas

Great couple of days hanging with the Tecovas crew who invited me and some neon out to Bruce Robinson’s recording studio. Our dog Hank had his close up today. Stay tuned! #madeintexas

10/06/2020

Roadhouse Relics

Our website has been a huge part of our success. When the COVID crisis began we took the time to completely update our site so it was serendipitous that GoDaddy then called to include us in this amazing series. #iconsofourtribe

08/26/2020

Meet the chief security officer and official door greeter at Roadhouse Relics. Hank Jr Jr Jr you bring sunshine to us every day. #internationaldogday

08/15/2020

Richard Sanders was a true master of many trades. He was a pipefitter, welder, mechanic, paint & body man, metal sculptor, and artist. In the late 1960s he even hand built a dragster and briefly held the land speed record in Monterey Mexico. In 1997 he began building signs with me at Roadhouse Relics. He and I also traveled the state of Texas restoring movie theater marquees and neon signs. If you own a Roadhouse Relics piece made from between 1997-2015, you own a work of art he helped create. Richard Sanders passed away July 19th. Today would have been his 74th birthday. Thank you for everything Daddy. I love you and miss you so much.

07/12/2020

The Flying Burrito airstream is leaving our farmhouse for awhile to get fixed up in the big city. Our neighbor suggested it could be the future remote school location for our son. With a little reconfiguration it might just be. 💙 #vintageairstream #flyingburritobrothers #59apache

05/21/2020

Neon art and hot rods, something perfect about this combination. Posted @withregram • @austin_speed_shop Zephyrs are multiplying .
#zephyr #lincolnzephyr #12cylinder #choptop #louvers #longandlow #handmade #roadhouserelics #neon #austinspeedshop

05/08/2020

Brought some more neon home. This one is on our front porch. ✨ #fireflies #neonart

04/30/2020

Happy birthday Willie! Looking forward to visiting again when we’re all back in Luck.

04/21/2020

Sometimes the details around 4/20 can be a little sketchy...original sketch for a neon art piece that Willie Nelson has at his ranch. #comeandtokeit

04/05/2020

Gallery is closed but tough people outlast tough times. We’re still making neon art and sending love and goodwill to all.

04/01/2020

Not many people know that Roadhouse Relics started in an 8’x12’ shed next to my vintage Spartan in a trailer park. After 25 years I’m temporarily back in a shed behind our house. Practicing social distancing but still making neon art.

03/25/2020

Trying to make lemonade out of this great big lemon. Think I’ll start to write my book and get some photos together for it. What do you think I should include in it? (And feel free to hold me accountable for this) 📸: AKissner Photography for GoDaddy

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Roadhouse Relics is the Austin, Texas, studio and gallery where neon artist Todd Sanders crafts his vintage-style designs using durable modern materials and specialized weathering techniques. Visit our website at www.roadhouserelics.com to view our full inventory of neon art!

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Brought some more neon home. This one is on our front porch. ✨ #fireflies #neonart
Fireflies in a Mason jar, a collaboration with our friends Junk Gypsy Company is one of our favorites. Who do you think ...
What’s on your grill this weekend? This one is in the gallery and ready to be shipped out to you. 🔥✨ DM for details or w...
A year in the making- the neon cowgirl. Todd took a pin up drawing crash course to make her look her best. Available now...
Mural restoration kick off party.
Fireflies in a mason jar.
$ sign animation
Animated neon
Ever wonder what catches a neon sign artist's eye on a road trip? Check out what Todd has found on his trip out West.

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1720 S 1st St
Austin, TX
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