A Collection a Day by Lisa Congdon

Ever since she was a young girl, artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon has been obsessed with collecting.

In 2010, Lisa Congdon embarked on a year-long project: a daily documentation through photos and the occasional drawing of arrangements from her curious collections. “Most of the collections are real and exist in my home or studio; those I will photograph. Some are imagined; those I will draw or (occasionally) paint.”

Housed in a special collector’s tin, the packaging encourages the reader to store their own prized collections within. The brick-like book features one collection per page with captions, an essay by the artist and a foreword written by Martha Stewart Living Collections Editor, Fritz Karch.

448 pages, 7.75" x 5.125" x 1.5"

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Some of the vintage tins that inspired the design of A Collection a Day's collector's tin.