The Martin Parr Coloring Book!

November 20, 2017 | Mark Goldstein | Books | Comment | |
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Martin Parr's colorful and tongue-in-cheek photographs have been transformed into a coloring book. In celebration of the book's release, Martin Parr is giving away a signed print of New Brighton, England, 1983–85, as part of the #ParrColoringContest.

Aperture Foundation Press Release

The Martin Parr Coloring Book!

Photographs by Martin Parr
Illustrations by Jane Mount
 
Get out your crayons and colored pencils–Martin Parr's colorful and tongue-in-cheek photographs 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, the tourists who buy them, and the all often-overlooked silly details of our daily life–rendered afresh. Featuring over 48 original illustration by Jane Mount of some of Parr's more iconic and beloved images, The Martin Parr Coloring Book! is Parr's own 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, this is a must have for all fans of Parr’s work and any photography or pop-culture enthusiasts.

In celebration of the book's release, Martin Parr is giving away a signed print of New Brighton, England, 1983–85,  as part of the #ParrColoringContest. Through December 2, 2017 — anyone who posts a photo of their colored rendition of New Brighton, England, 1983–85 (colored within the book pages only) will qualify for the chance to win. Martin Parr will review the submission and chose the winner. Full contest details are available here.

Martin Parr (born in Epsom, England, 1952) 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.

Book Details 
The Martin Parr Coloring Book!

9 x 11 ½ in. (23 x 29.2 cm)
80 pages, plus set of stickers
48 black-and-white illustrations,
48 four-color images
Paperback with flaps
ISBN 978-1-59711-425-7
US $15.95/CDN $21.50/UK £12.95
October 2017



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