Todd Sanders

Todd Sanders is the man behind the infamous “Greetings From Austin” mural on the wall of his abode, Roadside Relics, where all the magic happens. We all know the iconic wall on South First, but there’s a whole lot more to this humble, generous artist then meets the eye – and yes, it’s all pretty rad.

Todd Sanders’ neon art evokes a time when Americans found adventure simply by following the glow of gas-filled tubes beckoning toward fanciful roadside attractions. He fell in love with those slices of mid-century Americana, and has built a career designing and crafting original, entirely handmade neon works with the same time-honored techniques as those master sign makers.

A chance spring break trip through Austin ignited his passion for both the city and neon art, so he relocated and found work at a neon sign company. He stayed three years before starting his own business in 1995. In 2007, he left commercial signage behind to devote himself to his art.

Lucky us! For more on Todd Sanders and Roadhouse Relics, visit his website.

Kyle Pitts