Crayola has always been the first name in colouring innovation, so it's surprising it wasn't the company behind the recent trend in adult colouring books. But now it's showing everyone how it's done with its own line of wonderfully-detailed colouring books targeted at those who are already masters of staying within the lines.
For the grownup colourer who intends to maybe frame and hang their work, the Crayola Color Escapes adult colouring kits feature over-sized 27x43cm-intricate black and white illustrations by artist Claudia Nice, plus a collection of either coloured pencils, fine-line coloured markers, or watercolor pencils. There are four of the sets to choose from, including Geometric, Kaleidoscope, Nature, and Garden themes
If you already have plenty of crayons or coloured pencils at home, there's also a collection of four 20x25cm Crayola colouring books featuring themed illustrations (Folk Art Escapes, Whimsical Escapes, Patterned Escapes, and Elegant Escape) by Terry Runyan, Flora Chang, and other Hallmark artists.
With all the various 'escapes' it's obvious that Crayola is positioning its new colouring book line as a great way for adults to relieve stress, and as a cheaper alternative to seeing a therapist.
Finally, if you're one of those colourers who churns through pencils like a beaver felling a tree, Crayola will also have packs of coloured pencils and coloured markers targeted at grownups — although mostly just in terms of their packaging design.
The Color Escapes Adult Coloring Kit will retail at $US25. Australian availability information isn't available just, but all of these sets will be available in the US in time for the holidays. [Crayola]