Title

World's Fair Animated Poster
Multimedia Installation
for The Field Museum's temporary exhibition, "Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair"
art direction
illustration
animation
World's Fair Poster

Featuring dozens of objects from The Field Museum's collection originally featured in the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, our team was challenged with bringing the Fair's energy to the galleries.  This original work, inspired by the poster art of the day, came to life as visitors entered the exhibition, contributing the soundtrack for the space and setting the tone for the rest of the show.  Historic photos, green screened actors, pen-and-ink illustrations, and 3D elements all combined to reward keen-eyed museum visitors.

The details:

  • 8' x 10' projection
  • Field Museum production team:  Greg Mercer, Patrick Kohlhagen, Simon Watson
  • 5 min.
  • 2013

Awards:

  • Bronze Muse Award (as part of a 3-projection suite), American Alliance of Museums, 2014