Friday, 7 October 2016

Colour New York by Emma Kelly

Colour New York by Emma Kelly
Published in the UK in April 2016 by Ivy Press

How I got this book:
Won in a Project Calm magazine giveaway

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Not only is New York one of the liveliest cities on earth, but it’s also one of the most colourful, in both the literal and the metaphorical sense. Colour New York captures the energy and excitement of life on its streets against a backdrop of the iconic buildings and landmarks that give it an instant familiarity all over the world. Emma Kelly’s lively and eclectic style of illustration suits her subject perfectly: with locations ranging from Union Square Greenmarket to the Guggenheim Museum and the views from the High Line to the rides at Coney Island, she’s created a visual extravaganza – all you need to add is colour.."

I'd like to present a very different kind of book for review today! I had so far managed to avoid the adult colouring book fashion which has swept the country over the past couple of years, but I think winning this beautiful example of the genre might just turn me into a convert. Colour New York is a large format book printed on good quality paper. It contains twenty iconic New York scenes all of which are incredibly intricate line drawings. I particularly like the ones of Grand Central Station and The Strand Bookstore. There's also a triple-page spread of the New York Skyline which, to be honest, is a little intimidating for this beginner! I think I will start with the small drawing excerpts on the title pages. This would be a great book for colouring-in fans and people practicing mindfulness. I'm looking forward to getting stuck in and, if I find myself getting addicted, I know two other cities have their own books in this series - London and Paris. I am going to need more pens!

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1 comment:

  1. Duplicate copy of Colour New York for sale on eBay. New book!