New Adult Coloring Books inspired by Yves Saint Laurent & Jean Cocteau

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ANNOUNCING TWO NEW ART & FASHION COLORING BOOKS FROM ARSENAL PULP PRESS

ARSENAL PULP PRESS is thrilled to announce two unique adult coloring books for lovers of French fashion, art and film. Sharpen your pencil crayons and prepare to be inspired by two French icons of unparalleled creativity: fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and playwright and filmmaker Jean Cocteau.

Yves Saint Laurent Coloring Book
ISBN: 978-1-551526-39-3
AVAILABLE MAY 2016

$12.95 list USD | CDN
US distribution by Consortium

Canadian distribution by UTP

Canadian sales by Ampersand Inc. 

Jean Cocteau Coloring Book
ISBN:978-1-55156-40-9
AVAILABLE MAY 2016
$12.95 list USD | CDN
US distribution by Consortium
Canadian distribution by UTP

Canadian sales by Ampersand Inc. 
“The chicest stress reliever ever.” —Buzzfeed
This elegant, imaginative colouring book explores the dynamic, fanciful creations of iconic fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, who headed the House of Dior at age twenty-one before launching his own design house at age twenty-five. 

The book’s line drawings for colouring are based on many of fashion designer’s original sketches for dresses over the years. In these pages, one can see the breadth and versatility of his creations with designs inspired by harlequins and the Carnival of Venice, Pop Art and Mondrian, and the cultures of Asia, Africa, and beyond. Colourists have much breadth and versatility to design creations of their own, with the accompaniment of full-colour photos of the dresses for reference.

This book is produced in conjunction with the Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent, dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the House of Yves Saint Laurent.

The Jean Cocteau Coloring Book brings the fanciful, elegant world of artist, playwright, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau to life, serving as a primer on the work of this inspiring artist.
As a playwright, Cocteau is best known for The Human Voice (1930); as a filmmaker, he directed Beauty and the Beast (1946) and Orpheus (1948). A prominent member of the Paris avant-garde (1910s), he formed friendships and professional relationships with Picasso, Stravinsky, Gide, and more. His paintings and graphic art were playful, fantastical expressions exploring mythological themes and subjects, personal portraits, and domestic scenes.
Cocteau’s graphic drawings are ready to be coloured in, alongside original illustrations for reference. Also included are images from the original film poster for Beauty and the Beast, playful doodles that Cocteau included in letters to his lover Jean Marais, and drawings of Parisien women, cats, sleeping figures, circus performers, and other figures emanating from Cocteau’s imagination.  For the Silo, Cynara Geissler.

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