Russian Alphabet Colouring Book


A colouring book that marks the first publication of the graphic works of Russian artist Amanita.


ISBN: 9780993191145 Category:

Amanita (Alexander Erashov), FUEL


This alphabet colouring book for all ages marks the first publication of the graphic works of Russian artist Amanita. His fantastical images form a unique world – they are like modern variations of illustrated manuscripts, packed full with elements of Soviet and post-Soviet cultures. The book also works as an introduction to the Russian alphabet. Every drawing depicts a word beginning with each letter from the Cyrillic alphabet, also shown in English, giving a light-hearted guide as to how the letters look and sound. The subjects of his illustrations are wide ranging – from political leaders: Lenin, Gorbachev; to inanimate objects: Tupolev aircraft, Sputnik; via Tsars, cosmonauts and Constructivism – these classic Soviet themes are interwoven from one page to the next, all rendered in an abundance of detail. His amazing and skillful images define a previously unimagined graphic landscape that takes the humble colouring book into a new dimension. A perfect gift book.

Additional information

Weight 586 g
Dimensions 21.5 x 28.1 cm
Publisher name FUEL Design & Publishing
Publication date 1 November 2016
Number of pages 112
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell
Dimensions 21.5 x 28.1 cm
Weight 586 g


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Alexander Erashov was born in Ermak, Kazakhstan in 1972. The pseudonym Amanita (a red and white-spotted mushroom) is in reference to the black-white-red palette of his artworks.