Al Collins + Brittany Nicole Cox have released a coloring book of engine turned patterns, generated by the MADE lathe.
CONCEPT: In an effort to engage a more diverse group of individuals with the incredible designs the rose engine can generate, Brittany Cox approached Al Collins with the idea of a coloring book. Seeing that these patterns could be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds, she seized on the opportunity of the coloring book boom and found her platform. In this highly accessible form, she hopes turners might take the opportunity to share these designs with others and their loved ones. The symmetry of the patterns drawn on paper to those turned on a box are made clear and the art form relatable to a broader audience. Al Collins and Brittany Cox hope this unique compilation will spark both inspiration and curiosity in equal measure.
The front and back covers are letterpress. The front features a pattern from the book in copper – imitating the optical properties of guilloche work. The back displays a gorgeous letterpress of the MADE lathe technical drawing. The binding is copper wire, allowing the book to lay flat as you color. The 72 unique patterns are printed on 180lb uncoated white paper – so your coloring utensils won’t bleed through and colors stay true. This book is limited to 300 copies and was handmade in Seattle, Washington.
For the technically interested, they’ve put together a book of receipts. This lists the steps for how to generate each pattern in the book on the MADE lathe. They’ve also compiled a limited special edition of the book – hand signed by the authors + the MADE lathe team. It includes the book of receipts, a hand dyed copper, cotton tote bag, a set of colored pencils, and an engine turned bookmark – all hand made at the Memoria Technica Workshop. These are hand numbered & limited to 24 copies.
Learn more about the book or purchase one here.