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History of adult coloring

The history of adult coloring is longer than one might first expect.

Although the first adult coloring book was published in 1961, it was far from the likes of what we are seeing on the store shelves today. That first venture into adult coloring entertainment was actually created by a couple of advertising executives who were poking fun at the corporate world. The pictures were accurate, portraying what looked like a coloring book aimed at children explaining what daddy did at work, however the captions were complete adult satire. One page of the “Executive Coloring Book” shows a picture of a...