Fantastic Cities: An Exquisite Architectural Coloring Book for Creative, Stressed-Out Adults

Canadian artist Steve McDonald is known for creating highly-detailed, bird’s-eye view illustrations of cities, villages, and rural areas, which were the inspiration behind his first coloring book. Fantastic Cities is a unique achievement that combines aerial views of real cities and kaleidoscope-like architectural mandalas. Some of the featured cities that are available for imaginative coloring include Istanbul and Amsterdam, with exquisite locales from New York, Tokyo, London, Paris, and more. 

McDonald’s creation is part of the adult coloring book trend that is successfully allowing adults to use their creativity and imagination in new, inspired ways. The nearly 60 complex scenes in this book provide for a meditative experience, which can help stressed-out individuals unwind after a rough day. This work of art can also offer a bonding experience for parents and their children, giving them the opportunity to explore this new world together. 

When this incredible artist visits urban areas, he isn’t focused on only the crowded spaces that surround him. McDonald closes in on all of the lines, using their rigid beauty to create mind-blowing illustrations. In each blueprint that the illustrator creates, there is a pulse that brings life to the lines that are waiting to be colored in.

Fantastic Cities is available for pre-order and will be available for purchase on July 7, 2015.

Steve McDonald’s Website
via [Chronicle Books Blog]