Pop-up LP package for The Music Tapes’ Mary’s Voice
This is a thing that I made with Julian Koster, mostly over the course of two days in Toronto (with a planning and inspiration session w/ Julian and Robbee Cucchiaro months earlier over pie at Wanda’s.) We ate, laughed, played backyard baseball with my children, and made many mock-ups of pop-up structures at my dining table, guided and inspired by the amazing collection of vintage pop-up books that Julian hauled here from New York.
The structure of our pop-up is not extreme, though we are proud of small triumphs like the steps the little note had to hop up to arrive on its riser.
Julian is a rare golden soul, a humble ringmaster of imagination and childlike wonder, a storyteller and creator of experiences that are as familiar as a cup of hot chocolate and yet wholly unexpected and otherworldly. I’m pretty sure he has a direct line to Santa, Glinda the Good Witch, and that flying dog-dragon from Neverending Story. I can’t wait to see what he and The Music Tapes’ crew create with The Traveling Imaginary.