Coloring books for adults have been having their moment for the past few years (some even date back to the 1960s!). We’re loving every creative minute of it. They’re such a great way to relax that doesn’t involve turning on some mindless reality TV (although there’s a time and place for that too). But if you’re like us, you might be getting a little sick of books full of swirly patterns. As gorgeous as they are, one can only color so many mandalas before craving something new. If that sounds like you, scroll through to see eight new and super original coloring books!
1. Hot Dudes Coloring Book by D.C. Taylor ($10): “Enjoy bringing the men of your dreams to life — in living color!” We’re down.
2. Vogue Coloring Book by Ian R. Webb ($13): Straight from Vogue, this super-stylish coloring book includes illustrations inspired by photographs from ’50s-era British Vogue. Perfect for vintage fashion lovers, it features super-luxe designers like Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Chanel and Givenchy.
3. David Bowie: Starman: A Coloring Book by Plexus ($15): In honor of the late David Bowie, this new coloring book features some of his most iconic looks. Plus it’s filled with facts about Bowie’s career and quotes from those who were close to him.
4. Floating World Japanese Prints Coloring Book by Andrew Vigar ($17): Okay, so this one is full of swirly prints, but with a super cool twist: They’re all classic Japanese art prints.
4. Shut The F**k Up and Color Me by Kate Riley ($6): This one definitely puts the adult in adult coloring books. It’s chock-full of bad words, sarcastic phrases and general snark, all woven into beautiful designs. It’s perfect for someone who hasn’t quite bought into the stress-relieving coloring book trend but still wants to try it out.
5. Mermaids: Coloring Book for Adults & Kids by Aada Baldwin ($6): Here’s one for the little kid in you obsessed with all things magical. We know she’s in there!
6. Paris Street Style: A Coloring Book by Zoe de las Cases ($16): Who knew a coloring book could be so chic?! This one’s full of gorgeous and super stylish designs inspired by street style from the fashion capital of the world.
7. Coffee Foam Art Coloring Book by D.D. Turnbridge ($7): Here’s one for the secret aspiring barista in all of us. If you love some good latte art, why not create some yourself? This lets you try your skills in a coloring book instead of on that macchiato.
8. Where’s Waldo? Coloring Book by Martin Handford ($12): Here’s another one that could be for kids or adults who are still kids inside. Remember Where’s Waldo? Now you can color in his crazy intricate surroundings while trying to find that signature touque!
Which of these creative coloring books are you most excited to try? Tweet us your thoughts at @BritandCo!