Almost two months ago I received the mysterious book (above) in the mail. When I opened the package it had Lauren Dillon all over it. She's an old friend of mine from college and is an avid indie music fan, amazing graphic designer, and phenomenal photographer. As I delved further into the book, I discovered this handmade treasure was not of her making, but a traveling artifact she was passing on to me.
The Underground Library supports independent artists/musicians/authors/filmmakers etc who are trying to make a name for themselves. The library is the anti-Facebook. Creating hardcover books, by hand, the Brooklyn based venture is making marketing something personal, limited, special and tactile. And each book is different.
The book Lauren mailed to me features a band called "Kissed Her Little Sister" (one of their songs is the soundtrack to video above). The pages of the book include the words to their lyrics, fun little illustrations, and two CD's (titled: High & Low). I was skeptical that music wouldn't live up to my expectations... you know, compared to the beautiful book... but to my surprise, I've downloaded the songs and rock out to them in the Saturn regularly.
Since I'm not the model passer-on-er (I'm 6 weeks past due!), and Charlotte has closed all its libraries... sign-up to get your own heirloom mystery book at the Underground Library.