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With all the sudden interest, it might surprise readers to know that adult coloring books actually had their origins in the early s with The Subversive Executive depicting a pill-popping cog in the corporate machine. That was followed by a number of books that were, as a critic at the time remarked, "engaged in political warfare," but the genre never cultivated as large a following as today's more aesthetic endeavors. Popular British illustrator Kate Greenaway is credited with creating the first coloring book for young people. In the States, the concept was quickly adopted by the educational movement devoted to the "democratization of the arts," and by the early s, McLoughlin Brothers was the leading publisher of children's coloring books. Children colored these early books using traditional artists' materials - paints, pastels, pens, pencils, chalks, watercolors - but it was the introduction of the wax crayon at the turn of the 20th Century that spurred the popularity of coloring books. By the time Crayola introduced their renowned crayon box in , coloring books covered a multitude of subjects. They portrayed animals, flowers, and children playing.
Fabulous colouring books for children — and adults. Choose a category to explore or scroll down for highlights. Our colouring books for little children have the backgrounds already coloured in, so children can concentrate on the fun details. A great gift for any pirate fan! This beautiful colouring book is a lovely way to discover works by famous artists including Klee, Kandinsky, Delaunay and Klimt. Produced in association with The National Gallery, each artwork is shown in full colour alongside a line drawing to colour in.
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There are coloring clubs, coloring contests and a frenzy of coloring posts on social media. Parade magazine devoted a Sunday cover to the trend. Dover plans a national coloring book day on Aug. But art therapy is not the only reason coloring has taken off. As hobbies go, coloring books are incredibly simple: portable, easy to pick up and put down, old-school analog pursuits with no batteries or messages, no calorie-counting, skill-building, classes or scores. And the finished product is perfect for minimalists.