December 30th, 2013 by Kara
Posted in Taylor News

Exhibit Planning, Design, & Fabrication Resource for 2014 As we say farewell to 2013, we are looking ahead to our 2014 blog calendar. In order to plan, we’d love to hear from you.  What questions do you have? What would you like to know about exhibit planning, design, or fabrication? What would you like to know about us? (more…)


December 3rd, 2013 by Betty

Back in 1998 we fabricated exhibits for Sony Metreon in San Francisco. Our exhibits were in a cuing area for a theater. They were based on David Macaulay’s book The Way Things Work. David sure knows how to make mechanical principles fun. He demonstrates how machines work from levers, pulleys to inclined planes with humor. It is illustrated beautifully with stories. I like his use of Mammoths to help tell the story. You can learn how to capture a mammoth, shave a mammoth, weigh a mammoth and groom a mammoth. Our job was to create machines based on the principles in the book and with a Rube Goldberg flair. (more…)


November 20th, 2013 by Jason
Posted in Taylor Thoughts

Building Relationships In our business, success is not measured by how well you can design.  Nor is it measured by how well you can fabricate or project manage a project. It’s measured by how well you listen and consider your clients’ opinions, wants, and needs.  Building relationships is, in my opinion, one of the most important and rewarding things you can do. (more…)


November 12th, 2013 by Betty

Baldwin Asylum Haunted House, Rantoul, IL This year we all got to participate in a haunting new adventure.  Marc Dams, lead sculptor at Taylor Studios Inc., bought a haunt.  He asked if we could join forces in a partnership and run it out of the Taylor Studios’ production building, an old Wal-Mart.  Many of us have been interested in adding a side business in the haunt industry.  We have been attending tradeshows, learning the trade and crunching the numbers over the last several years.  Marc and several of the artists at Taylor Studios are passionate about the haunt industry.  Marc took the risk to make his passion a reality and invested in purchasing a haunt. (more…)


October 31st, 2013 by Jason
Posted in Taylor Thoughts

Jason Cox, Taylor Studios - World Fishing Center fish Fifteen years ago I was hired by Taylor Studios as a graphic designer.  I was on the job two weeks when Joe Taylor approached me about working on a 14′ bass sculpture.  (more…)

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