Yearly Archives: 2012

Heilmaier Messedesign – 3D Modeling & Graphics

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Museum/Exhibit Design, Heilmaier Messedesign-Tags: willkrause, 3d, graphics

I worked on some graphics for Kennemetal’s parking signs, 3D modeling for a cow milking machine, and planning for the stripe graphics at the BayWa exhibit at this year’s ZLF agricultural trade show in Munich.

Read more »

Fermilab Visitor Center

Posted: 8 December, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Museum/Exhibit Design, FIT Exhibit Graduate Program-Tags: FIT, exhibit, interactive

For my thesis project at FIT, I designed a visitor center for the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory. When I started this project, Fermilab had recently decommissioned their Tevatron experiment and they were considering opening the giant ring accelerator to tours, which would help to show the importance of particle physics to the general public. My […]

Read more »

BayWa ZLF Trade Show – Demonstration Walls

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Museum/Exhibit Design, Heilmaier Messedesign-Tags: willkrause, graphics, FIT

BayWa requested a display that would demonstrate some of the money-saving qualities of their building materials. I worked in Illustrator to design multiple graphic layout concepts, and then Vectorworks to further refine details of the designs. Max Schmidt Von Braun was in charge of this project, and the final three images show the finished result […]

Read more »

BayWa ZLF Trade Show – Tractor Unveiling

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Museum/Exhibit Design, Heilmaier Messedesign-Tags: willkrause, graphics, FIT

A new model of tractor was scheduled to be introduced by BayWa at this year’s ZLF trade show, and I worked on some initial concepts for the placeholder to stand in the new tractor’s spot until the new tractor arrived on site, sketch ideas for how the curtain could be pulled away from the tractor, […]

Read more »

BayWa ZLF Trade Show – Gift Shop

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Museum/Exhibit Design, Heilmaier Messedesign-Tags: willkrause, FIT, exhibit

At Heilmaier Messedesign, I used Vectorworks to plan out shelving for the gift shop at BayWa’s exhibit at the ZLF agricultural trade show. I also used Photoshop to add details to these early renderings. The final image is of the exterior of the main BayWa trade show structure, which contained the gift shop.

Read more »

BayWa ZLF Trade Show – Rotating Columns

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Museum/Exhibit Design, Heilmaier Messedesign-Tags: willkrause, graphics, FIT

I worked with Max Pollner on the design, modeling, and graphics of two columns of rectangular forms that visitors could rotate to create different combinations. The first two images are my Vectorworks renderings, and the third image is a later, more finished rendering by another designer.

Read more »

Exhibit City News

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Museum/Exhibit Design, FIT Exhibit Graduate Program-Tags: FIT, exhibit, Heilmaier Messedesign

Larry Kulchawik penned this nice article about some of the FIT internships, including mine at Heilmaier Messedesign. Click on the link below to check it out. Students get a jump start in the exhibit industry

Read more »

Heilmaier Messedesign Internship

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: Museum/Exhibit Design, Heilmaier Messedesign-Tags: FIT, exhibit, design

This summer I worked as an intern at the Exhibit Design firm Heilmaier Messedesign in Munich, Germany as the final step to complete my Exhibit Design degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I wasn’t expecting my work to find its way into the hands of clients so quickly, but I found myself in the […]

Read more »

Cereal Boxes for Hooper’s Store

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: Sesame Street, Illustration-Tags: sesame street, willkrause, sesame

I made two new cereal boxes to place on the shelves of Hooper’s Store. When I was pasting new labels onto the old cereal boxes, I discovered that the cereal in the box had expired in 1999! We’re at work right now preparing for Season 44 – there are so many details that need to […]

Read more »

Magazines for Hooper’s Store – Sesame Street

Posted: 28 September, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Illustration-Tags: sesame street, sesame, graphics

The magazines for Hooper’s Store were getting kinda ratty, so I made a few new issues to add to the shelves and spruce the place up in preparation for season 44. I was using random photos from my camera’s memory card, hence the odd topics – like “Quackers,” the magazine for ducks who like to […]

Read more »

Cookie Connoisseur’s Club Menu

Posted: 28 September, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Illustration-Tags: Props, sesame street, sesame

I designed a menu for an episode of Sesame Street where Cookie Monster auditions to join the Cookie Connoisseur’s Club, led by David Hyde Pierce as “Commander Chiphead.” The menu features such treats as snickerdoodles and shortbread and crystallized ginger cookies. Here is a clip from the episode: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDDSWAATle0[/youtube]

Read more »

Back at Sesame Street!

Posted: 28 August, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street-Tags: Props, sesame street, willkrause

After a break between seasons that was long enough for me to complete a masters degree (Museum and Exhibit Design at FIT,) Sesame Street is going back into production, and I’ll be returning to make props and graphics for the show from now until the season wraps up in the middle of December. I’m looking […]

Read more »

Exhibitor 2012!

Posted: 5 March, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Museum/Exhibit Design, FIT Exhibit Graduate Program

I’m in Las Vegas for the next few days to visit Exhibitor 2012 – a trade show for the museum and exhibit design industry. My website is a blog of my projects, so I added this post with some of my favorite exhibit-related projects for any interested folks from the show that visit my site. […]

Read more »

Happy Valentine’s Day – 2012

Posted: 14 February, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Valentines, Illustration-Tags: willkrause, drawings, critters

This year I worked with the lovely Mirella Toncheva to make a Valentine. She’s a total babe! Some past Valentines are over here: http://willkrause.com/2010/02/14/happy-valentines-day/ http://willkrause.com/2010/01/12/yearly-valentines-2004-2009/

Read more »

Halloween Monster – 2011

Posted: 3 February, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 2-Categories: Propmaking, Miscellaneous Props-Tags: willkrause, critters, costumes

I needed to make a last-minute Halloween costume, so I glued together this mask from an old cardboard box, feathers leftover from a stork puppet I made a while back, and some felt, pipe cleaners, and – of course – a handful of plastic googly eyes.

Read more »

Hamish and Andy – Racing Trash Cans

Posted: 1 February, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: Propmaking, Hamish and Andy-Tags: Props, willkrause, Hamish and Andy

I modified two trash cans with seats and little wheels so that they could compete in a slow and sneaky race in Central Park. This prop was used in an Australian show called “Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year.”

Read more »

Hamish and Andy – Giant Baby Carriage

Posted: 30 January, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Propmaking, Hamish and Andy-Tags: Props, willkrause, Hamish and Andy

I made this giant baby carriage so that a grownup could fit inside. It uses heavyweight plywood, BMX wheels, and welded steel to support a big person. Katie Akana and Jessie Voris handled the fabric and upholstery, And Katie also served as test pilot for a race down the hallway of the woodshop. This prop […]

Read more »

Rainbow Lamp – Brooklyn Childrens’ Museum

Posted: 29 January, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Museum/Exhibit Design, FIT Exhibit Graduate Program-Tags: willkrause, FIT, lighting

I designed this lamp for a weather-themed lighting scheme for a FIT project set in the Brooklyn Childrens’ Museum. The idea of the lighting scheme is that lighting would be used to show weather changes – projectors would show animated clouds, and lightning would be simulated with strobe lights, among other effects. After the thunder […]

Read more »

Ralph Lauren – Storyboards

Posted: 27 January, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Illustration, Ralph Lauren

Sometimes I’m called on to create classy drawings for Polo-Ralph Lauren. Here are some panels from two different storyboarding projects – one for a commercial, and the other for an instructional video about decorative painting.

Read more »

Earthbound Farm – Trade Show Exhibit

Posted: 26 January, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: FIT Exhibit Graduate Program-Tags: FIT, exhibit

Earthbound farm is a giant grower of organic foods, so for this FIT exhibit design project, I created a display with a giant display that is part farm tractor, part tractor trailer, and part shopping cart, to emphasize the connections between the farm, shipping, and the grocery store. The various displays also emphasize connections – […]

Read more »

Rubin Museum of Art

Posted: 26 January, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: FIT Exhibit Graduate Program-Tags: willkrause, FIT, exhibit

I was part of a group of FIT students to redesign the lobby and second floor gallery at the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art. One of the big challenges was that the Introduction to Himalayan Art exhibit on the second floor has two different entrances, each with two ways to start going through the exhibit. […]

Read more »

Kikkerland Trade Show Counters

Posted: 25 January, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Museum/Exhibit Design, Abunch LLC-Tags: Props, willkrause, Furniture

I fabricated these two counters for Kikkerland’s 2012 trade shows. They both have lightbox faces made out of acrylic covered with adhesive vinyl. The client wanted the acrylic to go all the way to the edge of the counter, so the plastic was applied before the laminate, and then the laminate was applied over the […]

Read more »