Crayola has always been the first name in coloring innovation, so it’s surprising it wasn’t the company behind the recent trend in adult coloring books. But now it’s showing everyone how it’s done with its own line of wonderfully-detailed coloring books targeted at those who are already masters of staying within the lines.
For the grownup colorer who intends to maybe frame and hang their work, the Crayola Color Escapes adult coloring kits feature over-sized 11×17-intricate black and white illustrations by artist Claudia Nice, plus a collection of either colored pencils, fine-line colored markers, or watercolor pencils. There are four of the sets to choose from, including Geometric, Kaleidoscope, Nature, and Garden themes
If you already have plenty of crayons or colored pencils at home, there’s also a collection of four 8×10-inch Crayola coloring books featuring themed illustrations (Folk Art Escapes, Whimsical Escapes, Patterned Escapes, and Elegant Escape) by Terry Runyan, Flora Chang, and other Hallmark artists.
With all the various ‘escapes’ it’s obvious that Crayola is positioning its new coloring book line as a great way for adults to relieve stress, and as a cheaper alternative to seeing a therapist.
Finally, if you’re one of those colorers who churns through pencils like a beaver felling a tree, Crayola will also have packs of colored pencils and colored markers targeted at grownups—although mostly just in terms of their packaging design.
Specific pricing info isn’t available just, but all of these sets will be available in time for the holidays if you’re on the hunt for an easy Secret Santa gift, and don’t feel like giving a can of mixed nuts again. [Crayola]