Friday, February 25, 2011

Yellow Bird Project

[Image via YBP]
After browsing NPR for more information about the impending doom of a government shutdown, I clicked a link to check out NPR's collection of books for sale. Smiling back at me from the page was this little yellow bird and the swirly multi-colored awesomeness of The Indie Rock Coloring Book.

I read design blogs and generally think I am a creative person (just ask my mom -- parents are good at telling you that you can do anything) but when it comes to actual doodles on paper I'm better with boundary lines. 

This book is like the UK edition of Harry Potter; instead of a kid wizard warding off mythical creatures on the front cover, alternative covers were designed to keep pride intact for readers over the age of fourteen. Say, for instance, that you decide to take this coloring book on a plane. Your stuck-in-the-center-seat neighbor might begin to judge you when he sees you whip out a coloring book (he thinks it's going to be Disney princesses or something awful like that) until he notices that you're doing a maze of The Shins or drawing hairstyles on the band mates of Rilo Kiley. Other pages feature Broken Social Scene, Iron & Wine, and 20+ other indie rock bands.

The mission of Yellow Bird Project is to raise money for charities while highlighting the indie artists they work with. All royalties from the book go to charity. So grab your pack o' crayons and get coloring! Have a happy weekend, all.

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