Cecil only had one thought…

‘I Want To Be In A Book!’   …until now!

The Problem

The StroyArts Festival Ipswich were looking for an innovative way to tell the tale of Cecil from I WANT TO BE IN A BOOK using cutting edge technology.

The Solution

A reimagining of the original print narrative through augmented reality, experienced through a purpose built iOS and Android App.

The Result


About the Project

Experience the illustrations of Narelle Oliver come to life in augmented reality with our IOS and Android App I WANT TO BE IN AR!

Over the Hills of Grand Snigdom to the bottom of the ocean, you’ll join Cecil as he journeys from one trackpad to the next. A final special trackpad provides invaluable advice from the late author Narelle Oliver on developing your own stories.

I WANT TO BE IN AR was developed for installation at the Ipswich Art Gallery and was featured at the opening of the StoryArts Festival Ipswich. If you missed it.. don’t sweat it! Just download our free printable trackpads below and enjoy the fun wherever!

Why we got a kick of this project

With great respect and admiration for Narelle Oliver (1960 – 2016), we built an app that showcases one of her finest works using cutting-edge technology.

Buy the Book

and start the adventure!

“Cecil is only a sketch, but he has a name and he wonders if, just maybe, he might be destined for greater things. Cecil is the readers’ eyes as we see books created in front of us. Cecil’s imagination soars, and then one day he does land in a book–and a new, exciting, even dangerous, adventure begins.” – Scholastic Australia

then get the App

Available on iOS iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

Then Download and Print the Trackpads

and bring Cecil off the page!

Maybe it’ll be your work showcased next!