You've never seen a coloring book quite like this. Vintage icons, comic strip throwbacks, and intricate graphic details by over 90 artists-a hodpodge of cosmopolitan, hand-drawn goodness begging the reader to get down and dirty with a crayon stub, a squeaking marker, or some colored pencils to color inside the box or outside the lines
Doodlers Anonymous was founded in 2008 by Rony Tako (OKAT) and Hugo Seijas to celebrate the doodling community's need to draw, sketch, and doodle on almost anything they can find-pencil in a moleskine, marker on a napkin, ink on a torn receipt, sharpie on concrete. According to their website, "and we do it habitually-while on hold, in a meeting, during class, or while we should be sleeping." The website/blog has become a permanent home for spontaneous art and includes daily inspirations featuring hand-drawn interviews, themed submissions, and a lot of amusing thoughts on paper. The Doodlers Anonymous site averages over 100,000 monthly views; and has over half a million followers on social media. Its 4 self-published coloring books have sold over 5,000 copies with no marketing and no trade distribution (books were only sold over the DA website). Rony Tako (OKAT) is the brains of behind DA. An avid thinker, creator, and collaborator, he is know to concept and carry a ballpoint pen with him at all times. Hugo Seijas doodles in code. He breathes life into countless websites and is the co-founder of DA and Fishindie. He's now showing off for DA. They both run Doodle+Code, a full-service website design company.
"Trendy adult coloring books often differentiate themselves from
the children's variety by offering intricate or abstract designs,
marketing themselves as a panacea for stress and a gateway drug
that will help you tap into your long-lost creative powers by
coloring between the lines. But most of the adult coloring books
that cross my desk are created by single illustrators, whose style
you might appreciate at first, only to find distractingly
repetitive by the 15th illustration. Many of the books are geared
toward grown-ups but are whimsical to the point of preciousness.
Maybe that's why a new book from Monacelli Studio stands out from
the crowd. The Doodlers Anonymous Epic Coloring Book is a
vibrant compilation of 90 black-and-white illustrations from as
many artists around the world. The new book's fun illustrations
were culled from an open call on the site for submissions and run
the gamut from free-spirited doodles to sophisticated line drawings
of varying scenes in dozens of individual styles."