EMP Museum commissioned Belle & Wissell to design the exhibition graphics and a series of interactives (touchtables and a "confessional" media installation) 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. 3D exhibit design and casework were designed by Wonder Mine.
For the touchtable interactive, EMP 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 touchtable station in each section of the exhibit. The touchtable interface was designed with an experimental content navigation approach, so Belle & Wissell utilized a "ghost in the machine" technique to demonstrate functionality.