Raising money for charity with music
Thames & Hudson were looking for illustration support on their colouring book series for the V&A.
We created 80 illustrations to go across two books. ‘The Age of Glamour, an Art Deco Colouring Book’ and ‘The Art of Wallpaper. Colour. Draw. Create’
These colouring books are educational tools for creativity, that are also a proven way to reduce anxiety and relieve stress.
Thames & Hudson approached us about creating illustrations for their colouring book series with the V&A.
The first – The Age of Glamour, featured images from Art Deco movement to be replicated into line art drawings. The second – The Art of Wallpaper, was more of a creativity booklet – with colouring pages, exploration pages, complete the pattern pages and create your own pattern pages. We created the imagery based on supplied artwork from the V&A for the colouring pages, and designed several grids for the create your own pattern pages.
All the illustrations across two projects took about 2 months to complete in total, with each drawing averaging around 6hrs to finish due to the complexity of the line art.
We were proud to be part of this project as both Thames & Hudson and the V&A are incredible, renowned names for the places they hold in the world. We were also very proud to be a part of creating books that are educational and tools for creativity, but they’re also great for mental health, as colouring is a proven way to reduce anxiety and relieve stress – these books provide a beautiful framework to colour in.
They are available to buy here.
Thames & Hudson:
Avni Patel, Sophie Neve