Colouring books (mainly of the adult variety) have had a boom this year – from the easy-going to the outrageous, there’s seemingly something to cater for all tastes. The latest great example we’ve found is from UK-based illustrator Tim Easley, who’s created this beautiful slim little volume; The Ampersand Colouring Book.
Tim is currently selling the book on his Etsy shop and features 32 separate illustrations, each one featuring a totally unique ampersand waiting to be filled in: ampersands made of bricks, blocks, skulls, boomboxes, and more.
But what is the appeal of ampersands? Easley told Creative Bloq it was because of their tweener status. “I’ve always loved the ampersand because it’s kinda like the weird sibling of the ABCs. Not quite punctuation, not quite a letter, but everyone uses them and knows what they are.” According to Easley, the genesis of the colouring book came from doing client work. “I thought of doing a colouring book when I was drawing outlines for ampersand illustrations that I was turning into prints, and I often liked the outlines just as much as the finished pieces.”
You can buy your own Ampersand colouring book here.