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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Books; 8.4.2013 edition (September 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399162089
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399162084
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"This coloring book geared towards art-loving adults might be the best thing we've ever seen.”
—Huffington Post

"It’s totally 2013’s 'it' gift."
—Vanity Fair

"Think outside the lines with this new coloring book that’s not just for kids!"
—Crayons and Croissants

 


"Outside the Lines is an amazing collection of illustrations by some of our favorite contemporary artists – a visual treat no matter your age – much like this colorful celebration."
—Larks Japes


"The book's contents surprise and inspire through a unique world of creativity with each page turned."
—Cool Hunting

“The collection represents an awesome range of black-and-whites, most of which wouldn't look out of place framed on a wall in a home (with or without children).”
—Gizmodo
 
“Coloring books are often thought of as the purview of children, but Outside the Lines shows that coloring can unleash the imagination of child and adult alike…. Outside the Lines is a visual explosion of lines just begging to be filled with color, and is a creative outlet for anyone with an imagination.”
—psfk.com

“A coloring book that’s a cut above.”
—Daily Candy

“Say whatever you want about being too old for coloring books, but trust us—you're going to want this one.”
—Nylon

"This charming compendium... is as much an invitation to imagine as it is to admire, to savor, to revel in the beauty and inventiveness of the humble line in its infinitely fanciful permutations.”
Brain Pickings

"The designs are mesmerizing, and you have the creative freedom to color them and add whatever feeling you think fits."
—HelloGiggles

About the Author

Souris Hong is an art enthusiast, idea enabler, and yay-maker. She blogs about art and culture at Hustler of Culture and waxes poetic about kids and creativity at Tiny Iron Fists. She lives in Los Angeles with her zany family.

Customer Reviews

Very cool coloring book.
Meredith T
My 14 year old daughter got this for Christmas and she LOVES it!
WheeMomma
Great book for the coffee table or for rainy days.
Randy Richardson

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on September 3, 2013
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OMG! I've scribbled away on every sheet of paper that I've ever had in front of me. No pen, pencil or crayon has ever survived in my immediate vicinity. And this book NOURISHES the desire to color and doodle!. Oh, I really wish I could rewind the clock decades to when I had a single digit age, to a lazy, sunny day with nothing better to do, a coffee can full of pencils and a sharpener and all the blue freezie-pops I could eat, and this amazing coloring book in front of me. This is sheer genius, printed and shared with the world. Inspired. Brilliant. Genius. Seriously, this is something to be treasured. Thank you, Souris, for this amazing book. It's gonna get destroyed. And then I'll get another and another, for all the kids on my xmas list.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Braxton Simpson on October 25, 2014
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I'm a 16 year old with a very artistic and creative mind and I went searching for a coloring book to not only color, but to provide me with inspiration for my own artwork. The cover for this book is what grabbed my attention. It looks like EXACTLY what I like to doodle and observe. The sample of this book on Amazon only had a few pictures to judge, but the reviews promised a book full of beautiful artwork to improve upon with color.

When I got the book, I excitedly opened it up and soaked in all the beautiful artwork.

Now some of the art in this book is too good to color than I tore it out and hung it on my wall, while some other pieces are too complicated to color without fine tip art products. And of course, if you've read other reviews, there are two pages of just black ink. But the rest of the book is perfect for coloring and really lets you add your own touch to other artist's work.

The book is amazing and creative and a very good idea, if there was ever another collection of works like these I would by the book in a heartbeat.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Graham Stewart on September 5, 2013
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I originally bought this book for my nine year old daughter but after looking at it I think I am going to keep it for myself. I am not an expert on the contemporary art 'scene' (I am not as hip as I once thought I was) but this book is a great primer for what is happening right now in art. The diversity of the works in this book are amazing! Pieces from graphic designers, cartoonists, street artists, and illustrators are included. I especially like the way that the author left the back side of the works blank except for the authors name and web page. That has been a coloring book pet peeve of mine ever since I was a kid. I have taken the time to explore some of the artists through their web pages and I am astounded at two things. First, I love seeing the artist's work the way that THEY decided to color it and I love learning more about each artist and seeing other examples of their work.

I teach middle school and I am going to have an opportunity to use this book in a few ways. I teach an elective to 7th and 8th graders, it is basically art for people who aren't artists. This book will be a tremendous resource for me to plan a unit on what is happening in art right now. Also, have you ever given a 7th grader crayons and just let them color? I never have but I am eager to give my students examples of contemporary art from this book to color as I teach them about specific artists or styles. What a great learning tool for me AND the students.

Looks like I am gong to be buying a few of these books for my students. Can I get a bulk discount? :-)
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amery75 on September 17, 2013
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This is one of the most unique items I've ever seen - it is a coloring book on one hand, but yet, it is interesting and cool enough to be a coffee table book in which guests will have countless coversations about. It is literally a coloring book where each page is drawn from a different prominent or hip underground artist. What a great idea! We leave ours on our coffee table with a cup of crayons so guests can have fun and color at thier leisure. Makes a great gift! Thank you for thinking of this!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Y. Carpenter on November 12, 2013
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There are maybe 5 or 6 pages that I would bother to color in this book. The rest are in my opinion elementary shaped kindergarten type drawings. Absolutely great for young kids learning to color, but not what the book claims to be! If you are searching for a kids coloring book that has a different twist than the ordinary coloring book, you might want to give it a try (be warned though that there are a few drawings that show nudity and violence!). Overall, not a very good adult coloring book - I will keep it as I hate returning stuff and I will color the very few pages I liked.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By T. Wynn on September 6, 2013
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WOW! With over 100 pages of original work from various artists, it's a great way to introduce your little one(s) to art. The drawings are varied in theme and style. From funky dragons to avant garde hippos to a little girl riding a giraffe, it's sure to spark imaginations. Every page is a new experience and takes you into a different artist's world. It's sure to inspire your tyke or yourself to doodle and sketch as well as color.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Debra Schloss on October 31, 2013
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Outside the Lines is a fantastic book for all ages. We had a small party with six children ranging from 4-12. Each child enjoyed this book on a different level. My eight year old often turns to this book to decompress and relax! Accolades to Souris Hong-Porretta for this wonderfully fun book.
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Souris Hong-Porretta is an art enthusiast, idea enabler, and yay-maker. She blogs about art and culture at Hustler of Culture and waxes poetic about kids and creativity at Tiny Iron Fists. She lives in Los Angeles with her zany family.

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