Today at SMPCraft headquarters, we’re having a wonderful time going through the adult coloring books we’ve got, seen, heard about, and desperately want. Not the raunchy and racy kind, but the intricately designed ones that are smart, relieve stress, spark creativity, and often make us laugh. These kinds tend to fall under two types–some are beautiful and meditative while others, witty, cool, satirical, and funny. It’s Friday and you’re probably ready to unwind and start your weekend, so we’ll be quick. Here are just a few examples to get you started.
FOUR SEASONS: A COLORING BOOK by Aiko Fukawa includes beautifully detailed black-and-white illustrations, perfect for fans of Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest.
SECRET GARDEN: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book by Johanna Basford
ZENDOODLE COLORING: ENCHANTING GARDENS Illustrated by Nikolett Corley
ART NOUVEAU ANIMAL DESIGNS Dover Creative Haven Art by Marty Noble
SNAKE EYES: A NICOLAS CAGE ACTIVITY BOOK – Haunt Me Studios
THE HIPSTER COLORING BOOK FOR ADULTS also comes with a *BONUS* printable pdf version!
Q: Why did the hipster burn his tongue?
A: Because he ate his food before it was cool.
BUN B’S RAP COLORING AND ACTIVITY BOOK: 48 pages of hip hop coloring including Tupac, Queen Latifah, Childish Gambino, Jay Z, Kanye West and many more!
THE INDIE ROCK COLORING BOOK The Yellow Bird Project
COLOR ME SWOON: The Beefcake Activity Book for Good Color-Inners as well as Beginners An adult CELEBRITY coloring book.
OUTSIDE THE LINES: An Artists’ Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations Curated by Souris Hong-Porretta
COLOR ME CRAZY by Illustator Peter Deligdisch features 44 hand-drawn creations and notes: This isn’t about perfectionism; with pages this detailed, wherever you color is between the lines.
THE SNEAKER COLORING BOOK by Daniel Jarosch and Henrik Klingel
And last, calling all Game of Thrones fans: Bantam announced that it will publish likely this coming fall a George R. R. Martin GAME OF THRONES adult–aimed coloring book that “will feature 45 original black and white illustrations, inspired by characters, scenes, locations and other iconic images from Martin’s wildly successful ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series’.” And in an email to Time, Bantam “said it will feature ‘art by world renowned fantasy illustrators Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Tomislav Tomic, Adam Stower and Levi Pinfold.'”