A Year Bound

I don’t remember how I stumbled upon 340days.com, but I am glad I did. 340days.com is a 12 month project by the talented graphic designer, Allison Connell. The project consisted of twelve hand-bound books (one each month) that were each filled with her writings, illustrations, and collages. As she states on her site, it is “a visual library of sorts.” I was immediately drawn in because let’s face it, I am hand-bound book obsessed. I get excited every time someone can make this process into a true art and from the looks of this project, Allison created it into a beautiful installation of creativity.

Her site alone is so clean and unique. I enjoyed navigating through each page and discovering what was next. Allison’s ability to create beautiful illustrations and original writings amazed me as well. All in all not only is the idea so great, but the artist and her work is too.

Below are a few highlights of the project that are my favorite. On her site, Allison includes details about each month’s book. Check out the rest of her site for more on the project… it’s definitely worth it!

May 2009

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Inside May’s book:

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December 2009

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Inside December’s book:

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April 2010

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Inside April’s book:

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© Allison Connell All Rights Reserved

To read more about this project, visit the site:

340days.com

To see more of Allison Connell’s work go to:

abconnell.com

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