- Type: Paperback
- No of Pages: 64
- Publisher: Abrams Noterie
- Release Date: 27 Sept. 2016
- ISBN: 9781419722707
- Size: 21.6 x 1 x 32.7 cmo
Vertical Worlds by Abi Daker has a red and orange design on a white card cover highlighted with gold foiling. It is both glue and sewn bound and will lie relatively flat with a little bit of coaxing. The pages are bright white and a good medium to heavy weight paper. Inside there are two title pages with the same design of the cover. These are both colourable, although I’m not sure why the publisher felt the need to include it twice, and then a third time as the colouring page itself and seemed a bit overkill It would have been nice if one had been left out or turned it into a nameplate page, however this is just a minor niggle and didn’t spoil the book. There is also a brief written introduction by the illustrator about her influences and work, then you are into the colouring book itself.
There are 27 Illustrations. On one side of the page is the illustration with the title of the piece and a little bit of text about the picture on its facing page. This means that the pages are virtually one sided so you can use your markers in this book if you wish to and don’t mind sacrificing the text on the back. The illustrations are unusual and highly detailed – this is definitely one for sharp pencils and fine liners. However I did not feel that the details were un-colourable as I have found them to be in other books. In this book this is the appeal so if you dislike colouring detail this is not the book for you. All are of buildings or landscapes in a vertical or tiered format which makes them very unique and appealing in style. Colouring it feels a little bit like doing a jigsaw; it requires concentration and careful colouring of each tiny piece to build up the picture. It was a very different colouring experience than colouring in other book. I really like this book and its designs and if you like working with details and fine liners you will love this book.
I was kindly sent a copy by the publishers, all comments and opinions though are my own.