KUCI 88.9fm

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Monday at 9:30am pst on KUCI 88.9fm, artist and author Steve McDonald talks about his beautiful coloring book and his latest work, FANTASTIC CITIES!


Did you miss Steve McDonald on today's show? Listen to our conversation here!

Artist and author Steve McDonald to talk about his beautiful work, FANTASTIC CITIES. Adult coloring books have been taking pop culture by STORM this year!

Here's some press:


"Fantastic Cities is an architecture-lover’s dream." —Apartment Therapy 


"...this new book of DIY cityscapes is downright exquisite."—-CityLab from The Atlantic 


Read any of these articles from reputable sources about the trend...







See the book come to life in the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTqKWujAWuk


See what the author has to say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=55&v=qwGFIPPobfA

"In a small way, introducing an artistic outlet into anyone's life is a great thing. Whether you're 10 or whether you're 70, I think you can enjoy the book."—-Steve McDonald

FANTASTIC CITIES features immersive aerial views of real cities from around the world alongside gorgeously illustrated, Inception-like architectural mandalas. Artist Steve McDonald's beautifully rendered and detailed line work offers bird's-eye perspectives of visually arresting global locales from New York, London, and Paris to Istanbul, Tokyo, and Melbourne, Rio, Amsterdam, and many more. The adult coloring book's distinctive large square format offers absorbingly complex vistas to color, the crisp white pages are conducive to a range of artistic applications, and a middle margin keeps all the artwork fully colorable. Complementing the cityscapes are a selection of mind-bending labyrinthine architectural illustrations for still deeper meditative coloring adventures and imaginative flights of fancy.


ABOUT STEVE MCDONALD
Steve McDonald doesn't just draw the cities of the world. A lifelong traveler since his family moved to the Middle East in 1979, he's lived in Saudi Arabia, Italy, India, and Indonesia, visited dozens of other countries, and spent the better part of two decades traveling his native Canada from coast to coast via car, bus, helicopter, canoe, ship, and on foot. Everywhere he goes he soaks up the local color, the architecture, and, most of all, the lines. When he's not knee-deep in the intricate details of his drawings, Steve is likely surfing (most recently in the waves off the coast of Bali, where he lived for two years with his family) or cross-country skiing in the snowdrifts of rural Ontario, which he currently calls home.

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Steve's work has been showcased in many gallery exhibitions, television documentaries, and various publications, and can be found in many private homes and corporate collections worldwide. You can also find it online at artbysteve.squarespace.com.

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