The Lunar motel was a project conceptualized, designed, and executed for attraction company Headless Horseman in upstate New York. Audience members could explore the outside of the 1969 motel, piecing together clues about the motels strange occupants. The setting was 1969 right after the moon landing, each character was carefully designed and brought to life through the environment in which they inhabited. Intense period/sight specific detail, light, and sound brought the space to life. 

Early motel exterior concept

The vehicles (early concept)

Motel exterior concept

Motel exterior

Family vacation concept and 1960 Buick Wagon barn find. 

"The Keltons" Family vacation car, sanded down repainted and dressed

Glutton van concept: 1961 Olsen Kurbside

Painted and distressed

"Dana and Ingrid Anzalones Kitchen & Bakery" food truck

Food truck interior before

Food truck interior after: Kitchen fabricated inside

Sink, backsplash, fridge and appliances sourced and dressed

Fabricated food

Truck dashboard

Birthday clown car concept

inexpensive volkswagen find

16 hours of work later

"Hal Cagner and Marco 'the ape' O'toole's" Birthday clown car

Bug on windshield

September 1969 Playboy

Homecoming King and Queen concept: 1960 Dodge Phoneix

Fender rot before and after

"Darlene and Michaels" Homecoming car

1969 Yankee MVP 

Local High school football team bumper stickers

Wanted Felon concept: 1952 Buick Sedan design change

"Glenn Kemper's" Wanted felon car

Hoarder concept: 1948 Dodge Stepside

"Nathaniel Goldman's" Truck, fascination with space, aviation, and communication

Vintage television was gutted and a flatscreen was fitted inside. Television played old shows complete with commercial breaks.

Motel construction 

Design compromises

Motel Lobby concept rendering

Complete motel lobby

1970's pinball machine was not of the correct time period, so I re-designed it

Original game board

Re-painted game board with space theme

Plexiglass graphics re-designed, drawn and colored to fit new theme

Small television gutted and fit into game board

blinking christmas lights re-inserted into game board

Final pinball game board with working television

Side logo "Vi-o-lent Abduction" designed and painted

Backglass design

Waiting area, authentic moon landing newspaper

Pamphlets of now-abandoned, then-relevent attraction's designed and printed

Fake pop-icon "Beef Bone Slide" created with a manipulated photograph of co-worker, and hung on the wall.

Also, songs were written and recorded by "Beef Bone" and 30 minute radio show was fabricated and played out of old radio's

Fake pop-icon "Beef Bone Slide" created with a manipulated photograph of co-worker, and hung on the wall.Also, songs were written and recorded by "Beef Bone" and 30 minute radio show was fabricated and played out of old radio's

Motel owner's desk

Fabricated story, coincidentally about "Hoarder" character

Motel back room construction

Motel back room concept rendering

Back room complete with vintage halloween cartoon

lights on reveals a secret doorway into the monitor room

Desk reveals clues of video surveillance

space related props elude to the hype of the 1969 moon landing

Monitor Room concept rendering

Additional concepts

Monitor room complete with footage of motel occupants (video coming soon)

collages of women cover the walls

Holes in the wall of the previous room turn the posters into lamps, filling the space with light

Printed posters and stickers

Love Suite room rendering

Love Suite complete

Sourced authentic matching dressers, sinks, toilets, and beds

Sourced vintage televisions

Whatever was not sourced was built

Family vacation room rendering

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