Dover Publications, who has been publishing adult coloring books since 1970, sponsored a National Coloring Book Day, that is officially observed now on August 2 each year. All the hype resulted in thousands of adult coloring books being published by numerous companies and the formation of coloring book clubs and parties. Read "What's With the Adult Coloring Book Craze?' for more information about the adult coloring book hype.
Coloring books are so popular that some companies include a coloring book with their products as an incentive to purchase the products. Many Internet sites offer coloring pages that can be downloaded at no cost. And, a pdf file of a 92 page coloring book “Enjoy the Simple things: A Holiday Coloring Book for kids 1 to 92” with art created by 70 artist members of the art licensing community, Art Licensing Show.com, can be downloaded at no cost.
Maybe Adult Coloring will not only be a fad but also become a trend as more products become available!
Below is a resource list of manufacturers that license drawings suitable for coloring. Read "What's With the Adult Coloring Book Craze?' for an additional list of companies that license drawings for adult coloring books.
• Darice (coloring books)
• Evergreen Enterprises (ceramic travel cups)
• Harvest House (coloring books)
• Lang (coloring books, jig-saw puzzles,note cards, greeting cards, calendars, infuser tumblers)
Note: View the on-line catalog.
• Leisure Arts (coloring books)
• Peter Pauper Press (coloring books)
• Primitives by Kathy (signs and pillows)
• Sellers Publishing / RSVP (coloring books, cards, calendars)
Note: Thanks artist Peggy Jo Ackley for sharing this company :)
• The Peel People (stickers to color for placement on all kinds of surfaces)
• Wellspring (coloring books and paper products)
• White Mountain Puzzles (jig-saw puzzles)
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