Our next pick in the 2017 Popcult Gift Guide is a bit of a sequel to one of last year’s gift suggestions. Last year I recommended a coffee table book collection of the art of Dirty Donny Gillies, and this year we have an adult coloring book that lets the reader bring their own color to his work, or simply enjoy it in black and white.
Dirty Donny Gillies is one of the most influential artists to invade the pop culture scene of the punk, rock and roll, and heavy metal underground. His hand-drawn art appearsw all kinds of mediums and merchandise, ranging from skate decks, pinball machines, hot rods, and album covers to guitars, toys, stickers, and logos.
Mind Melter: A Coloring Book for the Twisted and Unhinged invites you to join Gillies on a journey through his warped universe. This is “cool” at its primal core, with instant appeal to the 12-year-old boy in everyone. You can only color mandalas for so long. Step up to the hardcore lowbrow world of cosmic funny cars and flaming serpents.
Deemed one of today’s most influential artists,Donny has been spreading his art across all mediums for decades,including work for Metallica, Snap-on Tools, Vans skate shoes, CreatureSkateboards, and Stern Pinball, to name a few.
This is simply the perfect gift for the coolest colorist on your list. With subject matter that includes skulls, girls, cars, rock and roll, monsters wizards and pizza, Mind Melter is a trip and a half that you can join in with your own colored pencils or markers. This book can be ordered from the publisher, or from any bookseller by using the ISBN code above.