Remember the art fair fortune teller I posted two days ago? Well, it turns out that the same designer, Kelli Anderson, has created a whole new project which has been circling the interwebs like mad.

Kelli Anderson was commissioned to create a one-of-a-kind wedding invitation for a music-loving couple (they’re DJs and producers), so she designed this ingenious paper record player wedding invite, which you can set up and play yourself. Thats right– there’s a flexidisc record in the invitation, which is played with a sewing needle embedded in the paper. When you spin the record at the right speed, a tune that was written and produced by the couple plays, telling you about the date and time of the wedding.

From the designer’s website:

I just finished up a really fun project—a paper record player wedding invitation! In the booklet-style invitation, a bit of paper-folding amplifies the sound of a sewing needle moving along the grooves of a flexidisc record. The hand-spun record yields a garbled, but scrutable listening of an original song by the couple.

It requires a bit of tinkering and folding —effectively championing the inner science-nerd kid in the recipient. The whole thing serves as an interactive packaging for the song—which can be experienced on the paper record player, unscrewed + set on a regular turntable, or enjoyed online (for the non-nerds and/or audiophiles out there.)

Of course, this is all on top of some lovely graphics, including a stamped image of the couple on the flexidisc which shows you in print where and when the event is taking place. If you want to see the record player in action, check out the video below:

Paper Record Player from kellianderson on Vimeo.

Well, that’s one way to guarantee your wedding attendance– with an invitation that awesome, what kind of surprises will be launched at their reception? Beautiful, beautiful rich russet & pear color combinations, but the extra effort in making the paper record really makes the invitation memorable.

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