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BACKSTORY: A coloring book (or colouring book, or colouring page) is a type of book containing line art to which people are intended to add color using crayons, colored pencils, marker pens, paint or other artistic media. Traditional coloring books and coloring pages are printed on paper or card. Some coloring books have perforated edges so their pages can be removed from the books and used as individual sheets. Others may include a story line and so are intended to be left intact. Today many children’s coloring books feature popular cartoon characters. They are often used as promotional materials for animated motion pictures. Coloring books may also incorporate other activities such as connect the dots, mazes and other puzzles. Some coloring books also incorporate the use of stickers.
Paint books and coloring books emerged in the United States as part of the “democratization of art” process, inspired by a series of lectures by British artist Joshua Reynolds, and the works of Swiss educator Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi and his student Friedrich Fröbel. Many educators concluded that all, regardless of background, students stood to benefit from art education as a means of enhancing their conceptual understanding of the tangible, developing their cognitive abilities, and improving skills that would be useful in finding a profession, as well as for the children’s spiritual edification. The McLoughlin Brothers are credited as the inventors of the coloring book, when, in the 1880s, they produced The Little Folks’ Painting Book, in collaboration with Kate Greenaway. They continued to publish coloring books until the 1920s, when the McLoughlin Brothers became part of the Milton Bradley Company.
Another pioneer in the genre was Richard F. Outcault. He authored Buster’s Paint Book in 1907, featuring the character of Buster Brown, which he had invented in 1902. It was published by the Stokes Company. This launched a trend to use coloring books to advertise a wide variety of products, including coffee and pianos. Until the 1930s, books were designed with the intent for them to be painted instead of colored. Even when crayons came into wide use in the 1930s, books were still designed so that they could be painted or colored. (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
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For Coloring Book Retailing retail fixtures see…
“Victoria Beckham Alice In Wonderland Coloring Book”
” Coloring Book Bulk Bin Merchandising ”
“Heading For Art Class Via Runway”
“Art Class Coloring Book Cross Sell”
“Coloring Pages Cry Out For Productstop Bar”
“Hop To It Cat & Jack Easter Cross Sell“
For all Coloring Book Store Fixtures see…
“Coloring Book Store Fixtures Pinterest Board” (Pending)
“Coloring Book Store Fixtures Retailing Index Page”
For Book Store Fixtures and Merchandising resources see…
“ Book Store Fixtures and Merchandising Pinterest Board“ visual summary
” Book Store Fixtures and Merchandising Index Page” for all resources
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