Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined (Paperback)

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By Steve McDonald (Illustrator)
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This unique coloring book features immersive aerial views of real cities from around the world alongside gorgeously illustrated, Inception-like architectural mandalas. Artist Steve McDonald's beautifully rendered and detailed line work offers bird's-eye perspectives of visually arresting global locales from New York, London, and Paris to Istanbul, Tokyo, and Melbourne, Rio, Amsterdam, and many more. The adult coloring book's distinctive large square format offers absorbingly complex vistas to color, the crisp white pages are conducive to a range of artistic applications, and a middle margin keeps all the artwork fully colorable. Complementing the cityscapes are a selection of mind-bending labyrinthine architectural illustrations for still deeper meditative coloring adventures and imaginative flights of fancy.

About the Author

Steve McDonald is a Canadian artist who has lived and travelled in cities around the world and now lives in Ontario. This is his first book.

Praise For…

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-Real Simple magazine

"Render Manhattan or Montreal in whatever color scheme you please with Fantastic Cities, in which artist Steve McDonald’s detailed line drawings offer bird’s-eye views of the world’s major cities."
-Architectural Digest

Holiday Gift Guide Pick "A top pick for creative travelers, this adult coloring book features intricate illustrations of urban landscapes including Paris, Tokyo, London and New York by artist Steve McDonald. Much has been said about the psychological benefits of colouring within the lines (it's proven to help with anxiety and stress) and is there a more satisfying way to kill time on a long-haul flight?"

"If you love the process of creating art...these books will soothe your soul"
-Sweety High

" In a perpetual state of wanderlust? While coloring can transport you to a more peaceful place, feeling like you’re in a new city is a special experience. This is the goal of Steve McDonald’s Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined. As you’re planning your next trip, take a break from the stress of booking flights and settle down with Fantastic Cities as you imagine your next adventure. One of my personal favorites."
-Alfred James, Pocket Mindfulness

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- Wall Street Journal

"Before you set off on your next flight, grab a copy of this coloring book to entertain yourself during the journey. Even if you’re not currently heading to an exotic location, the images of beautiful international cities are bound to inspire your next itinerary, or at least keep you occupied when the overwhelming wanderlust kicks in."

"I would highly recommend this not just as a colouring book but also as a sketchbook."

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- RackedSF

Holiday Gift Guide "Canadian artist Steve McDonald presents the urban landscape as a canvas for creativity--dozens of painstakingly rendered streetscapes from cities including San Francisco and Istanbul offer several fun and theraputic hours with crayons."
-Metropolis magazine

"Fantastic Cities is an architecture-lover’s dream."
- Apartment Therapy

"this detailed coloring book focusing on densely packed city life, and is great for people who love coloring architecture and geometric shapes"
-Geek Dad

"...this new book of DIY cityscapes is downright exquisite."
-CityLab from The Atlantic

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Afar Magazine

"Here’s an activity book perfect for those lazy, hazy days of summer or those crazy days when you just need to take a break, focus on simple, creative tasks and chill out."
- Stuck at the Airport

-Florida Times-Union

Holiday Gift Guide Pick "For your detail-oriented dad: show him just one cityscape and he’ll be occupied for hours."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781452149578
ISBN-10: 1452149577
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: August 11th, 2015
Pages: 60
Language: English
Series: Fantastic