This one-of-a-kind project was born during the national lockdown of 2020, in a bid to keep alive the essential activities of artmaking, connecting and creative collaboration.
We asked some of our favourite artist collaborators to share a line drawing with the 50ty/50ty community. Although copyrighted, these unlimited editions are available to download, print, colour, share, frame; in service of one of our grandest collaborations yet: connecting the spaces between us during a time of unusual isolation, inactivity and uncertainty.
Unlike your run-of-the-mill colouring books, these considered drawings have been created by acclaimed, professional creatives. Each artwork invites you to connect with the artist’s own practice – to enter their world by engaging with the marks that followed their creative, physical gestures, adding your own strokes and colour in a kind of visual conversation.
The first download is free to newsletter subscribers. 50% of proceeds go to the Peninsula School Feeding Association. One download will feed one child for a month.
All we ask is that you share your coloured-in artwork on Instagram, tag @50ty50typrints and use the hashtag #meetinthemaking to contribute to an ongoing catalogue. One day, when all this is over, we will publish the collection.