- The Story Kit brings to life the studio's namesake through the story and illustrated characters of Belle and Mr. Wissell. We developed a set of print materials, artifacts and a complementary window display to deliver the storyline. The Story Kit was produced as a limited edition (250 copies) promotional piece and it includes a story notebook, illustrated plates, Mr.Wissell laboratory goggles, a letterpressed poster, a airmail letter and envelope and a colophon signature card signed by the members of the studio. Each kit is signed and numbered. Featured artists are Carmela D'Amico (story) and Steven D'Amico (art and illustrations), the creators of the Ella books. The kit can be purchased on Etsy.
The Story Window components included hand-painted artwork, mechanical moving parts, an animated story kiosk, rear-projected motion graphics, and a heart-warming soundtrack. It features fabrication art by Sven Sundbaum, animations by Aaron Hedquist and it was part of a unveiling event and an alluring holiday attraction for the Seattle community.Project AccoladesPrint Regional Design Annual, 2009