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Monday, August 6, 2012

Wallow in Adulthood with the Delightful Coloring for Grown-Ups Book

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 7:30 AM

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Hey kiddies, let us tell you, being a grown-up is no fun. There are all these telephone bills and automo'bills, "dating," the evil cult of real estate, and the horrifying realization that all of the "cool" mismatched furniture you found on the side of the road and filled your communal college house with must eventually be replaced with a neutrally-colored IKEA living room set.

Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen, those Brooklyn hipsters that made Hipster Olympics in 2007, bring us a handy-dandy way to wallow in our adulthood.

The filmmaking-acting-writing-illustrating team run the official Coloring for Grown-Ups blog, with subjects like ages of consent, Mitt Romney, and the moral decay of Breaking Bad's meth-making Walter. This fall they're putting out a 62-page Coloring for Grown-Ups book, so that you can avoid the boring reproductive rights conversation you would have had during your grown-up job lunch break and literally connect the dots to arrive at the obvious answer instead.

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Other activities include Construct Your Online Dating Profile, as well as a maze to help deflect pesky creditors. On this random website about the benefits of coloring for children and adults alike, "Sarah" tells us coloring can be an outlet for anger (scribbling across the page), indulging our OCD sides (coloring meticulously in the lines), learning to focus, and learning "how to accept boundaries."

click to enlarge Colorer: Amber Hilliker
  • Colorer: Amber Hilliker

In addition to the forthcoming book, Hunter and Jensen update the blog with new pages weekly. So put down your iPhone, bust out the crayons, and maybe even finger paint a giant "F-U" middle finger to growing up and dealing with moments like these:

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