Family Memory Kit


This project, a memory sharing and collecting kit, succeeds in its very important goal: to connect the people in one particular family and strengthen their relationships – a great idea in this electronic age.

But even more striking to me is how the concept transcends its intended purpose (a hallmark of any great design) in a way that could inspire a variety of human conversations, from company team-building sessions to wedding rehearsal dinners.

A box was sent with a voice recorder, note pad, questions to prompt responses, and instructions on how to do everything. The resulting photos, videos and responses were collected into a digital scrapbook and presented at the family reunion.

The designers also show just how interesting it can be combining one color and lots of different paper (Astrobrights to gloss-coated cover to glassine sleeves). This makes the kit feel handcrafted and so approachable.

Creativity was encouraged, and all means of communication were included – from the notebook for doodlers and writers, to the voice recorder for those who’d rather tell a good tale; from the envelopes for sharing photos to the thumb drives for digital video downloads. They all must have had a great time with this piece. I know I did.

Family Memory Kit was featured as a Paper Inspiration.


Project Details

Title Family Memory Kit Client Design Ranch Date May 2013 Design Ingred Sidie and
Michelle Sonderegger
Print Printime
Kansas City, MO
Paper Neenah Royal Sundance, Astrobrights (multiple colors), Eames Natural White,
International Paper Opaque
offset colors digital,
CTI Glama Natural Translucent

Production Details

Dimensions Shoebox sized Print Quantity 30 Production Time 1 week Printing Method Digital Number of Colors Most are one color (black), others are CMYK


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