Customer: University of New Brunswick in Canada
Production Shop: Massive Graphics
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Flight Date: February 2010 - Current
Project: Design and produce a museum for the Geology Department at the University of New Brunswick in Canada
In February of 2010, Massive Graphics was awarded a contract to design and produce a museum for the Geology Department at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. The main exhibit consisted of three skeletons: one of a Texasaurus and two of saber toothed cat skeletons. Other exhibits are themed on local geology, deep time, seismology and the Paleozoic Period. Massive Graphics was contracted to design and produce everything from the floor covering to the labels on the rock specimens.
The project took twelve months to complete. "It has been challenging to deal with a topic matter that I knew very little about in the beginning," said Sterling Keays, owner, Massive Graphics. "I had to approach this as a child when developing the exhibits. What would be 'way cool'?"
Massive Graphics ended up creating life-size three-dimensional cutouts of a Jaekelopterus, fossil reproductions of a Megarachne, and a giant centipede trail.
"We used very accurate photos of the real fossils and have reproduced replicas using our CNC machine and board printer. As a result we can show some very interesting samples without the expense," said Keays. "Our client has been thrilled with the outcome. This project has given Massive Graphics a great opportunity to develop processes that will result in some innovative new products."