Interactive Media Experiences

Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses (Interactives)

Client:

MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture)

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MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture)

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MoPOP (formerly EMP Museum) commissioned Belle & Wissell to design the exhibition graphics and a series of interactives for their exhibition titled “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses” – which paid homage to both the band and the music scene that they were born from. Since the exhibit’s opening in 2011, it has been experienced by over 3 million visitors from all over the world.

Senior Curator Jacob McMurray asked Belle & Wissell to come up with an unconventional approach to allow the curatorial team to construct “story threads” linking large sets of digital assets (photographs and video/oral histories).

EMP entered and edited content into a custom-built content management system that allowed them to have precise control to cut video content with stills into stories for a unique touch table station in each section of the exhibit.

The interface was designed with an experimental content navigation approach, so Belle & Wissell utilized a “ghost in the machine” technique to demonstrate functionality.

Project Accolades:

I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, 2011
The New York Times 
“Post-Grunge, Seattle Rocks On,” 2011
The Seattle Times “EMP unveils Nirvana exhibit and a part of Seattle’s music legacy,” 2011

Belle & Wissell Team Credits

Design Director: Gabe Kean
Senior Designer: Thomas Ryun
Senior Designer: Aaron Hedquist
Designer: Edrea Lita
Producer: Marq Dean
Programmer: Seb Chevrel
Programmer: 
Marcel Ray

Additional Project Credits

Curator: Jacob McMurray
Assistant, Curatorial: Erin Wheeler
Exhibit Manager: Addy Froehlich
Exhibit Designer: Wonder Mine
Logo Designer: Jacob Covey
Video Production: David Wulzen

Belle & Wissell Team Credits

Design Director: Gabe Kean
Senior Designer: Thomas Ryun
Senior Designer: Aaron Hedquist
Designer: Edrea Lita
Producer: Marq Dean
Programmer: Seb Chevrel
Programmer: 
Marcel Ray

Additional Project Credits

Curator: Jacob McMurray
Assistant, Curatorial: Erin Wheeler
Exhibit Manager: Addy Froehlich
Exhibit Designer: Wonder Mine
Logo Designer: Jacob Covey
Video Production: David Wulzen

MoPOP (formerly EMP Museum) commissioned Belle & Wissell to design the exhibition graphics and a series of interactives for their exhibition titled “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses” – which paid homage to both the band and the music scene that they were born from. Since the exhibit’s opening in 2011, it has been experienced by over 3 million visitors from all over the world.

Senior Curator Jacob McMurray asked Belle & Wissell to come up with an unconventional approach to allow the curatorial team to construct “story threads” linking large sets of digital assets (photographs and video/oral histories).

EMP entered and edited content into a custom-built content management system that allowed them to have precise control to cut video content with stills into stories for a unique touch table station in each section of the exhibit.

The interface was designed with an experimental content navigation approach, so Belle & Wissell utilized a “ghost in the machine” technique to demonstrate functionality.

Project Accolades:

I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, 2011
The New York Times 
“Post-Grunge, Seattle Rocks On,” 2011
The Seattle Times “EMP unveils Nirvana exhibit and a part of Seattle’s music legacy,” 2011