Fantastic Cities (Paperback)

A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined

By Steve McDonald (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9781452149578, 60pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2015

List Price: 14.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

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

" 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

BOOK OF THE WEEK
-Florida Times-Union

An Off Duty Top 50 selection.
- Wall Street Journal


Holiday Gift Guide Pick
- 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

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- Cosmopolitan.com

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-Real Simple magazine

Holiday Gift Guide Pick "For your detail-oriented dad: show him just one cityscape and he'll be occupied for hours."
-PureWow

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?"
-Jetsetter

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

"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

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

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

"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

"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."
-Health.com

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

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