The Coolest Coloring Books For Grown-Ups, Part II. Twenty New Ones for 2011-2012.

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One of my most popular posts was that of the 30 Coolest Coloring Books for Grown-Ups back in 2009, so it’s time for an update. Since then there have been some fabulous additions to the category by everyone from luxury brands to well-known low-brow artists to individuals self-publishing their own unique coloring books.

Here are my picks for the coolest coloring books of 2011-2012 (some not even out yet but available for pre-order).

Color Ink Books by Brothers Washburn.

To start with, if you are not familiar with the fabulous DIY Periodicals, Color Ink Books by the Brothers Washburn, you’ve been missing out. Their motivation was to create a venue that would infuse the artists with the art enthusiasts. The publications are printed in black and white and give the readers the option to add their own color.

Each 8.5′ x 11′ 100 page volume features a who’s who of pop surrealists, low brow, avant garde, underground, graffiti, street and subversive artists as well as many up and comers.

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Tara McPherson, Luke Cheh, Rob Reger, Steve Daily and Chris Ryniak are just a few of the participating artists. Shop for these Bros Washburn Color Ink Books and more here

Modern Art Coloring Books

Natural Wonders Coloring Book by Patrick Hruby:
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Buy it here

A Coloring Book: Drawings by Andy Warhol
Created especially for clients’ children for Christmas in 1961, this coloring book has just been reissued.
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Buy it here

Andy Warhol Coloring Book by Prestel:

Buy it here

MoMA Color Play Coloring Book:
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Buy it here

Alexander Girard Coloring Book:
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Graff color workbook by Scape Martinez and Graffiti Coloring Book 3: International Styles by Björn Almqvist (Author):

Buy The Graff Color Workbook here
Buy the Graffiti Coloring Book 3: International Styles here

In Between The Lines Coloring Books, Volume 2 and Volume 3 by Rx Art. Featuring line art by well known contemporary artists:

Buy them here

The ridiculously expensive Hermes Les 4 Mondes coloring book
12 pages with 24 designs for you to fill with color, measures 15″ x 11″, $135:
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Buy it here

Funny, Edgy and Erotic Coloring Books

Fat Ladies in Space by Nicole Lorenz:

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What Would Jesus Color? by Rose Kent
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buy it here

An Erotic Adult Coloring Book (15 R-rated pen and ink drawings to color) by Erin K. Lenchner:
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buy it here

The Mature Coloring Book by Dalit Salad:
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buy it here

Fashionable Coloring Books

YSL Coloring Book:
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Buy it here

My Wonderful World of Fashion and My Even More Wonderful World of Fashion by Nina Chakrabati:

Buy them here

The Fashion Coloring Book by Carol Chu and Lulu Chang (due out Mar 6, 2012):
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Buy it here

See all of Amazon’s Art Related Coloring BooksSee my previous picks of cool coloring books for grownups at the links below:

• Top 30 coolest Coloring Books for Grown-Ups
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• Coloring Books for Grown-Ups Part III