Volume 2 of the PDR Colouring Book! Free to Download and Print Off at Home

Published

May 27, 2020

public domain review colouring book

At the end of March we offered up our first PDR colouring book and it's been more popular than we ever imagined (downloaded more than 30,000 times!). So very wonderful to think of the pages splayed on tables in so many homes. And a huge thank you to everyone who shared your brilliant creations with us!

As promised, here's a second volume — twenty more images to ease and aid pleasurable focus in these oddest of times. Again we've images from Hokusai, Albrecht Dürer, Walter Crane, and Jessie M. King — and also a whole host of others including William T. Horton, Martin Shongauer and Ephraim Moses Lilien.

Download the PDF using the links below (available in two different size formats depending on your region):

Like last time, we are making it available for free but if you did want to donate something to help cover costs then, of course, this is very welcome — you can do so at this link here.

We'd love to see your coloured-in pages when you are done, so please do share on social media using the hashtags #isolationcoloration and #pdrcoloringbook. And do share news of the book far and wide with all who you think might enjoy it!

For those interested in the history surrounding such colouring-in activities then do check out our essay "Filling in the Blanks: A Prehistory of the Adult Coloring Craze" by Melissa N. Morris and Zach Carmichael.

Also check out more free colouring pages from galleries, libraries, archives, and museums the world-over by using the hashtag #colorourcollections and also visiting this dedicated site organised by The New York Academy of Medicine Library which makes available hundreds of free colouring books by different participating institutions.

All the images in our book above are, of course, in the public domain but we are making these particular treatments here available under a non-commercial license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), as we might want to make a real-life book from them one day!

Pantagruel
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