On our wish list: Coloring for Grown-Ups Holiday Fun Book

Get the skinny on the seasonally appropriate—and pretty dang naughty—Coloring for Grown-Ups Holiday Fun Book

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  • Illustration: Courtesy Plume

    Coloring for Grown-Ups Holiday Fun Book

  • Illustration: Courtesy Plume

    Coloring for Grown-Ups Holiday Fun Book

  • Illustration: Courtesy Plume

    Coloring for Grown-Ups Holiday Fun Book

Illustration: Courtesy Plume

Coloring for Grown-Ups Holiday Fun Book


New Yorkers are no strangers to kiddie nostalgia—whether it’s in the form of a ’90s-hits sing-along or a morning-cartoon screening and brunch. In the same vein, the past few years have brought us a crop of adult-oriented coloring books—topical, weird and kitschy collections of drawings that can be brought to life by your own box of Crayolas.

In 2012, Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen—the guys behind the 2007 viral video “Hipster Olympics”—unveiled the bleakly funny Coloring for Grown-Ups. (Here’s a sample caption: “Draw the person you thought you’d grow up to be, before you abandoned all your hopes and dreams.”) This year, the duo returns with Coloring for Grown-Ups Holiday Fun Book ($6.75, amazon.com), a nice gift for jokey pals who, bless them, still act like they’re five years old.

The new edition has the same dark sense of humor as the first release, letting you apply your recaptured childlike creativity to such holiday-related activities as “Design Your Own Slutty Halloween Costume” and a “New Year’s Day Walk-of-Shame Maze.”

“There’s a certain escapism to coloring,” says Hunter. “It’s something that, as a kid, you assume will be fun forever. We’re trying to tap back into that, to give adults the same kind of outlet.”Give the project a go at a free book-release party and coloring contest this week. Colored pencils and—in case you need to be reminded that you’re still, you know, an adult—beer will be provided.

The Coloring for Grown-Ups Holiday Fun Book party is at the powerHouse Arena on Wed 11.

Three more cool coloring books

  • Illustration: Courtesy Last Gasp/Aye Jay

    Gangsta Rap Coloring Book

    It’s Biggie, ’Pac, Snoop and all the rest—ready to be immortalized in crayon. $8.06 at amazon.com

  • Illustration: Courtesy Belly Kids/Michael Hsiung

    Hell Yeah!

    Fill in the biceps of “Macho Man” Randy Savage, the Rock and other wrestling stars.  $11.23 at amazon.com

  • Outside the Lines

    Take on the works of Shepard Fairey, Keith Haring and more than 100 other contemporary artists. $18 at us.penguingroup.com

Illustration: Courtesy Last Gasp/Aye Jay

Gangsta Rap Coloring Book

It’s Biggie, ’Pac, Snoop and all the rest—ready to be immortalized in crayon. $8.06 at amazon.com


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