The ultimate Mod stocking filler or affordable birthday gift? That’ll be the limited edition Small Faces colouring book by Piper Gates Design.
Yes, the people behind the Syd Barrett colouring book (which was ridiculously popular at the time) have returned to similar ground with another limited edition publication, which focuses on the ‘soul boys on acid’ ’67 – ’68 phase of the band’s career – apparently the designer’s favourite era and ‘one which lends itself to the medium of the colouring book perfectly’.
Who knows, if this is popular, maybe they will do another one featuring the earlier era? You’ll have to wait and see for that one.
It has a four-page full cover colour cover plus 16 pages of colouring-in fun. The size is A4 and comes in a limited edition of just 80 copies, which are on sale now. But once they are gone that’s likely to be pretty much it. So if you are a fan of the band then you might want to get one bought sooner rather than later.
More images below if you want to see what you get and if you want one, the colouring book sells for £9.99. Any other ideas for colouring books? I reckon an early Bowie, The Who or The Action would be a winner, but as far as I know, neither are planned right now. But if these sell well, they might keep appearing.
Update: This article dates from 2013, but the maker has just found a few more copies, which are now being sold online. When they’re gone, that is definitely it.