Must Have: The Brutalist Colouring Book

WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring IMAGES Geert De Taeye

Belgian graphic designer and art director Marc Thomasset of studio TM, whose quirky notebooks we featured here, has released a new limited edition adult colouring book that celebrates Brutalist architecture.

“Adult colouring books have been around for some time, so I thought it would be fun to make one with a twist, a ‘brutal’ one, based on concrete colours, cold greys and warm greys,” says Marc. “Architecture instead of flowers.”

Through this project, Marc also hopes to raise appreciation for Brutalist architecture, as he believes there are a number of iconic structures associated with the movement that are threatened with demolition, including Ove Arup’s Dunelm House and the American Press Institute by Marcel Breuer.

The 36-page colouring book, which is printed in Brussels on recycled paper, is limited to 500 numbered copies.

The Brutalist Colouring Book is available to purchase via TM’s online shop.