Through his passion for architecture and photography, Jake Rose was inspired to create the Color Our Town series of coloring books depicting the beauty and unique character of big cities and small towns across America through their recognizable locales and historic landmarks.
What makes this series so unique is the collaboration Jake has with artists from around the world using his own photographs that are translated into exquisite line drawings, each accompanied by his in-depth historical descriptions.
In his newest book, Jake went on a venture into the weird and wacky with The Coloring Book of Really Bad Ideas. This ridiculous title contains such baffling suggestions as surfing on a tsunami, inviting a t-rex over for brunch, and sticking a fork in an electrical outlet. Find out about and color in all of the terrible proposals that the tome has to offer.
Jake is a native New Yorker who also summers on the North Fork in Greenport, Long Island.
Jake's Published Collections include:
Color NYC Landmarks, NYC Museums, Central Park, Greenwich Village,
Upper West Side, Color Upper East Side, and Brooklyn.
Color The Hamptons, Sag Harbor, East Hampton,
Southampton, and Montauk.
Color Philadelphia, and Historic Philadelphia.
Color Miami and Miami Beach Art Deco
Upcoming books in the works include Washington DC, and plans are in the works to visit other cities across the country like Austin, Texas.
Custom books and notecards are now available as well.