The artistic husband and wife duo Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying of Extracurricular Activities are creating a mysteriously fun book called Curiosities: An Illustrated History of Ancestral Oddity. They have put together a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, with great backer rewards, to bring the book for all ages to print.
The Cabinet of Curiosities is our fully illustrated 88-page hardcover storybook. It tells the story of a pair of kids who inherit a spooky old house from a long lost uncle. The house is full to bursting with mysterious doo-dads and trinkets. Each room being a strange, personally-curated monument to a crazy ancestor. A Cabinet of Curiosities!
In case you missed it, we previously wrote about a project by Mike & Victoria in the post, San Diego Comic-Con Bingo.
The inspiration for this project came about after we went hunting for household decorations at flea markets and the like. Once you see enough weird little objects, you inevitably start to wonder what on earth could have led to their creation, what kinds of stories do these little things had to tell?
via Mike Yamada