Grand Forks

Original, peaceful living.

This community has nothing to do with large utensils, and everything to do with original, peaceful living. The Grand Forks area is situated at the confluence of two rivers, hence the Grand Fork. But it is also situated at the crossroads of history.

The community was largely settled by Doukhobors — innovative, hardworking people seeking a simple life where they could work and grow as a community. Their mantra “Toil and peaceful living” resonates with the community’s culture and vision.

Story & Co. worked with the community and municipality to increase their intentionalism about communication, and to create a series of communication tools and guidelines. Their rich past provided a foundation for their future, as well as a lens for sharing salient and intriguing parts of their story. Bold, confident, and intentional, this community is marching into the future, accompanied by a history of original, peaceful living and people familiar with getting things done, simply.

Poster for Grand Forks promotions. Historical images are used effectively by juxtaposing them with clever, eye-catching text, simultaneously conveying sophistication and the unconventional.

Poster for Grand Forks promotions.

Poster / ad template for Grand Forks promotions.

Poster / ad template for Grand Forks promotions.

“They had no business being here. So they made it home. And then they made it their business.”  Poster for Grand Forks promotions.

Poster / ad template for Grand Forks promotions.

Poster / ad template for Grand Forks promotions.

Poster / ad template for Grand Forks promotions.

Poster / ad template for Grand Forks promotions.

Poster / ad template for Grand Forks promotions.

Poster / ad template for Grand Forks promotions.

Poster / ad template for Grand Forks promotions.

Poster / ad template for Grand Forks promotions.

Business cards, letterheads and envelopes developed for corporate municipal use.

Website home page.

Website step-down page.

Cover: Communications guidelines.

Soup & Contents: Communication guidelines.

Page spread from communication guidelines.

Poster for Grand Forks. Some of Grand Forks’ founders discovered that in order to have enough jam for the community, they’d need to build a factory. And in order to build a jam factory, they’d need to build some bricks. So they did. Cuz that’s how they roll in Grand Forks.

Page spread from communication guidelines.

Page spread from communication guidelines.

Page spread from communication guidelines.

Page spread from communication guidelines.