Discovering King’s Cross: A Pop-Up Book

A new pop-up book is to be published by Cicada books, detailing the development of King’s Cross with illustration by Lucy Dalzell and a pop-up design conceived by Corina Fletcher.

A history of trains with pop-up flaps
Discovering King’s Cross. A Pop-Up Book

Discovering King’s Cross tells the story of Kings Cross Station, built in 1852, and its elegant and simple Victorian design, noted for the contrast to its neo-gothic neighbour St Pancras.

Middle pop-up section
A history of trains with pop-up flaps

But this is the story of the rise-and-fall-and-rise of King’s Cross Station, which has undergone a £500 million restoration and redevelopment by architects John McAslan + Partners.

When we say pop-up, we mean it. The middle section lurches out from the book to form a 3D scape of King’s Cross station, replete with the new glass domed John McAslan + Partners designed Western Concourse, which abuts the original building.  

Middle pop-up section
Middle pop-up section

A further pop-out tab reveals the frontage of the 160-year-old station, which even contains pop-out trains and tubes.

Middle pop-up section
Middle pop-up section

Dalzel,l who was appointed by McAslan + Partners, has a free-hand and out-of-scale style in keeping with the playful spirit of the book which has been written by Michael Palin and Dan Cruickshank.

Middle pop-up section
Discovering King’s Cross. A Pop-Up Book

Discovering King’s Cross: A Pop-Up book is published by Cicada and will be published later this month priced £17.95

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