Pirasta is a NYC-based creative brand that specializes in offering exciting products for individuals who love to color. Pirasta is best known for their series of “Really Big Coloring Posters” and “Coloring Sheets,” which each bear an original artwork illustrated by a different award-winning artist. Hence, Pirasta provides kids and adults with endless hours of creativity and activity.
Pirasta hold the distinction of being an “American Made Martha Stewart Craft Finalist 2015” and their “Let’s Color America” Really Big Coloring Poster won “Best of Market” award for Best New Product at the NY Now Show. In the past couple of months they have received great response from press with features in “Vanity Fair”, “Wired”, “Parents” and “Kiwi” magazines. Moreover, all of their products are made in the USA and ethically printed with vegetable ink on recycled content paper.
To date, Pirasta has partnered with some of the most acclaimed illustrators in the country to create engaging and complex illustrations that will provide hours of activity and coloring fun, which is a great way to embrace creativity and collaboration in a world filled with electronics. One of Pirasta’s themes is “Funny Farm,” a large drawing that was illustrated by Greg Kletsel. “Funny Farm” depicts a zany farm/petting zoo in a sprawling design that celebrates the absurd. Staring at the artwork is like looking at an “I Spy” photos. There are donkeys wearing top hats, pigs munching on pizza, dogs playing cards and cows skateboarding.
“Funny Farm” comes in two formats. The “Really Cool Coloring Sheets” retails for $20 and features an assortment of 20 paper pages in zany farm scenes in reasonably-sized (aka easily stored) 14 x 10 inch sheets. The “Really Big Coloring Photo” retails for $32 and depicts the entire farm scene in one huge 63 x3 6 inch sheet of paper. This giant poster is the ultimate fun project for anyone who likes to color. It can be spread it on the floor or hung up on a wall. This poster also makes a wonderful party project so it is a great way to introduce art and encourage collaboration.
The quality of Pirasta products is very impressive. The paper is durable yet smooth to the touch–it can be hung like wallpaper and will not rip easily. The drawings are whimsical and fun and printed with high-quality ink that will not run when you color it in. That said, colored pencils, crayons or markers are probably better to use than liquid paint. Overall, this is a marvelous product and company that comes very highly recommended to anyone who enjoys coloring or is seeking an interesting way to decorate a room in a personalized and artistic way. Once you see one of these products, you’ll likely be curious to take a look at them all!
To learn more, visit the official Pirasta website.