March 12th, 2015 by
Posted in Taylor Thoughts

Sinnemahoning State ParkIf you have ever packed a family of five’s belongings into a minivan before a two-week road trip, you will know what I’m talking about. After our fabricators spend months building an exhibit, they have to break it down into small chunks and pack it on a semi. But none of the chunks are the same size, they have strange centers of gravity, and they’re rather awkward. Sometimes we have twelve-foot long tree trunks weighing 500 pounds. Everything is swathed in foam and shrink-wrap with straps and blankets like we’re moving house. Another similarity to moving is that it all has to fit through a standard door at the final destination – maybe a double door if we’re lucky.

This photo is from the Visitor Center at Sinnemahoning State Park in Pennsylvania. Everything you see in it fit into one of three 26’ long box trucks.  (more…)


February 23rd, 2015 by
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Video: What Does Exhibit Design-Build Mean to You?A video in which Exhibit Designers, Graphic Designers, Project Managers, and Fabricators talk about what exhibit design-build means to them. What comes to mind when you think about exhibit design-build?  (more…)


December 22nd, 2014 by
Posted in Quality Control

National Museum of the Marine Corps“That’s ​Crazy Real!”



October 29th, 2014 by
Posted in How To

Slave lifecast figure - primed

Part 6 of 6 – Paint & Clothing

This is the 6th and final post of our 6-part series discussing the management and fabrication of human figures.  Last month, we covered what goes into the figures (literally) and how they are assembled. This month,  we’ll discuss paint, hair, clothing, and theming.


September 17th, 2014 by
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Part 5 of 6 – Armature & Assembly

Life Cast Figures In ProgressIn this 5th installment of our Figure Guide we’ll be discussing figure armature and assembly.










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