What qualifies as an indie rock coloring book, you ask? Coloring the whimsy of Andrew Bird‘s whistling; finding the birds in Devendra Banhart‘s beard and coloring them yellow; helping a Wolfmother get ready for her Wolf Parade by drawing a festive hat. Consider this book an addendum to your childhood as well as the essential gift for any fledgling hipster baby. Brought to you by the nonprofit organization The Yellow Bird project, The Indie Rock Coloring Book features indie rock inspired illustrations awaiting your coloring mastery. All royalties will be donated to charity.
In celebration of the book’s release, we’re holding a coloring contest with fantastic prizes! Details after the jump.
The Contest: Color the Elvis Perkins inspired illustration (see below) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: computer coloring is OK if you don’t want to print and scan!)
The Prizes: A copy of The Indie Rock Coloring Book and one of the Yellow Bird Project’s t-shirts, designed by your favorite indie acts.
Send a jpeg of your work to email@example.com. We will do a follow-up post showcasing the work of the winner(s)!
For added incentive, here’s what a few collaborators of The Indie Rock Coloring Book had to say:
“This is the greatest coloring book since coloring was invented. I’ve decided to have kids just so I’ll have somebody to give this book to.” -Matt Berninger, The National
“This wonderful coloring book…is a great example of how you can turn your love for music and art into something that can really help” -Pierre de Reeder, Rilo Kiley
“I like coloring books. I also like charity. So as you can imagine, I definitely like this.” -Russell Lissack, Bloc Party