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Tuesday 24 April 2012

Review: A Colouring Book: Drawings by Andy Warhol

I love the foreword in this book, penned by Arthur and Teddy Edelman, founders of Edelman Leather, luxury leather designers.

It talks of a young man in Jackson Pollock shoes, a rumpled black suit, a portfolio and a shock of white hair, standing outside the office of a shoe manufacturer in the Empire State Building. It was 1953.

Keen to take their leather brand - Fleming-Joffe Ltd - into the fashion world, the Edelman brothers quickly began collaborating with Andy Warhol on their brand identity.

Very soon, Warhol became a master collaborator with this style-forward company, the team embarking on a 'creative binge' - from Vogue ads to shopping bags, an all-metal foil trade show booth to a colouring book to give their customers' children.

And here it is - a colouring book for your own children to delight in and adore - or indeed, if you're anything like me, pore over with one hand risen in an anti-texta salute.

Warholf prefaces this large-format colouring book with these words:

For children of all ages to color and paint. You will want to frame these or perhaps send them to someone you want to make happy.


Title: A Colouring Book
Author/Illustrator: Andy Warhol
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, $25.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1 February 2012
Format: Soft cover
ISBN: 9780500289778
For ages: 2+
Type: Activity Book