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Wunderkammer of Color, May 2011 Edition

We’re jumping the gun a bit early on May, color-fans—c’mon, tell us you’re not giddy for spring! Let’s get right to it, shall we? Nothing hollers spring louder than the fully blossoming tulip fields in Holland. Right now they’re ablaze in color; in just a month they’ll be shorn down to faint filaments of...

Coloring for Grown-Ups

Coloring is an inherently tongue-in-cheek activity: after all, it’s premised on the genteel fiction that an untalented amateur filling in the colors actually completes an artwork. Rightly or not, we’ve come a long way from the civilized era of Couleru’s 1860 coloring book Nouveau Cours Élémentaire de Coloris et d’Acquerelle. But when you need...