M17’s book division will publish illustrated children’s books for all ages based upon iconic, worldwide and well known hit songs. The books' look will be overseen via the art direction of esteemed graphic designer, Hugh Syme (Art of Rush). The respective artists/composers will also record new versions of these classic songs to punctuate the books’ images and allow for timeless and fun sing- a-longs with the books. M17 and its brand marketing partner, Tether, Inc. are building interactive apps for consumers of all ages to interface with the books.
Our House will provide the musical and spiritual soundtrack to a content suite that will inspire and uplift. Graham’s OUR HOUSE, with additional prose contributions from Nash, is the first completed book and app in this franchise—to be released in the first quarter of 2017.
Additionally, the partners plan to produce animated television specials on select titles.
As the first special, the OUR HOUSE conceit is that there are a multitude of houses that many configurations of families live in. Our animated show will paint the inspirational message that there are all types of families around the world and each of these families live within the walls of unique homes. What they all share is the family love that lies within whatever type of house you live in.
Additional Content: The Our House children’s book and interactive app will accompany and extend the animated show. Other future extensions that are planned range from a digital game, coloring books, toys, and future books based on the characters and their adventures.