Photography and pop-culture buffs, get out your crayons and colored pencils! Martin Parr’s colorful and tongue-in-cheek photographs—his comedy of contemporary manners—have been transformed into a coloring book. Here is Parr’s affectionate and hilarious catalogue of human foibles—our bad fashion choices, messy foods, trashy souvenirs and the tourists who buy them, and all the often-overlooked silly details of our daily life—rendered afresh. The book’s eighty pages are packed with the most iconic and beloved Parr images, made into original drawings by Jane Mount, offering hours of coloring entertainment, as well as Parr’s witty take on the coloring book craze. Be inspired to create a new version of a classic Parr—sunbathers in Speedos, tea-drinkers and rainbow cakes, socks with sandals—and in the process, experience his vision in a new way. A riotous take on the eccentricities and peculiarities of today’s world, for all fans of Parr’s work, and an original contribution to the coloring genre!
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 80
Publication date: 2017-10-31
Measurements: 11.5 x 9 x 0.38 inches
Martin Parr is a key figure in the world of photography, recognized as a brilliant satirist of contemporary life. He is the author of over thirty photography books, including Common Sense, Boring Postcards, and Life’s a Beach, and his photographs have been collected by museums worldwide, including the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate Modern, London. A retrospective of his work continues to tour major museums around the world since opening at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, in 2002. Parr is a member of Magnum Photos.
Jane Mount is an artist and illustrator. Her paintings of books and bookshelves have been featured in media outlets like the New Yorker, the Paris Review, DailyCandy, and InStyle, among others. She is the coauthor of My Ideal Bookshelf, where she illustrated the favorite books of over one hundred famous creatives.