Coloring STL by Andrew Wanko
Illustrated by Rori!, an artist based in St. Louis.
This new coloring book offers a hands-on look at St. Louis’s architectural history.
St. Louis is a kaleidoscope of architecture, with beautiful, strange, and fascinating structures of every size and shape, ranging from the city’s earliest days to the twenty-first century. In Coloring St. Louis, readers will find new illustrations of more than thirty St. Louis structures—all ready to color however you please. The book highlights a variety of buildings, including famed landmarks like the Fox Theatre and City Museum, nineteenth-century homes and new high-rises, schools, train stations, breweries, and skyscrapers. Entertaining explanatory text accompanies each drawing, so readers can discover the structures’ significance as they color away. This book is a companion to a new interactive exhibit at the Missouri History Museum where visitors learn the stories of local structures in a way they never have before—by coloring them, right on the walls of the museum. Coloring St. Louis lets readers young and old bring an architectural tour home with them and turn it into a hands-on expression of personal imagination.