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Diego Orlandini Releases Wynwood Coloring Book

    

You're Going to Want This Adult-Friendly Coloring Book

By Carla Torres | August 10, 2016 | Lifestyle

Unleash your inner artist with the Wynwood Coloring Book, which brings the vibrant streets of the art district to life.

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The Wynwood Coloring Book lets you add your own flair to murals by artists like Koen van Velsen.

If Tony Goldman, the mastermind and legendary developer behind Wynwood—the once desolate and decaying area that is now one of the country’s hippest neighborhoods and Miami’s outdoor street art museum—were alive today, he’d probably be the first one coloring inside (or rather outside) the lines of Diego Orlandini’s new 50-page coloring book for adults.

“Apparently I was stressed out, and my ex-girlfriend sent me a coloring book,” says Orlandini. “I didn’t connect with the art, but for some reason always found myself wanting to color after [Wynwood’s] Art Walk.” That reason led to an epiphany and subsequently the city’s first “self-portrait” coloring book, The Wynwood Coloring Book ($26), which can be found at Books & Books, the gift shop at PAMM, and other stores around Wynwood.

With the childhood craze all grown up as a creative means to release stress and practice mindfulness (Yoga Journal suggests it as an alternative to meditation), it was only a matter of time before someone had the ingenious idea to repurpose the Art District’s most eye-catching pieces. The book captures the work of locally and nationally recognized artists, like Alexander Mijares, GG, Krave, Luis Valle, Misha Tyutyunik, and The London Police, and reimagines them in black and white, so you can paint them your way.



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