Day of the Dead : coloring, stickers, clip art, projects and more

by Fred Showker

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great projectsDay of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures (more).

The holiday begins on October 31st and ends on November 2nd, and we're happy to present these samples from the Dover collection of ~ Dia de los Muertos ~ Pictorial Archives, Adult Coloring Books, Iron-On Transfer Patterns, Stained Glass and more!

Day of the Dead: A Pictorial Archive of Dia de Los Muertos

Day of the Dead projects Calaveras — grotesque yet lively images of costumed skeletons — represent a traditional aspect of the Mexican holiday known as the Day of the Dead, when people celebrate the memories of departed loved ones. This compilation of 187 multi-character prints and spot illustrations was drawn from a variety of authentic sources, including many works by José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913), Mexico's most illustrious graphic artist. Posada took the calaveras custom to new heights, transforming the cavorting skeletons into imaginative expressions of social and political satire.
      A century later, these striking drawings, engravings, and etchings continue to pulse with vitality, offering modern designers a timeless source of royalty-free art. In addition to the book's lavish selection of illustrations, a bonus CD-ROM features all of the print images in JPEG and TIFF formats.
Day of the Dead projects A Pictorial Archive of Dia de Los Muertos

Day of the Dead Coloring Book

Day of the Dead projects The Day of the Dead, observed annually on November 1 and 2, offers the living a chance to remember and honor their departed friends and family. Inspired by the Mexican holiday, 31 intricate illustrations depict dancing skeletons, skulls, and other traditional imagery, all festooned with flowers, butterflies, and additional lively decorations.
      Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Day of the Dead and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment.
Day of the Dead projects Adult Coloring Book -- from Creative Haven

Day of the Dead ~ Dia de los Muertos Stained Glass Coloring Book

Day of the Dead projects Observed on November 2, the Day of the Dead offers the living a chance to remember and honor their departed friends and family.
      These 16 illustrations commemorate the Mexican holiday with scenes inspired by papel picado, a folk art involving paper-cutting, and the artistry of cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada. Includes bilingual text.
Day of the Dead projects Day of the Dead - by Marty Noble

Day of the Dead ~ Dia de los Muertos Paper Dolls

Day of the Dead projects Artfully and accurately rendered in the tradition of Mexico's Day of the Dead, this set of whimsical, vividly costumed skeleton figures honors the memory of the departed.
      The unique bilingual collection features two paper dolls, fifteen ornate costumes, a variety of altar offerings, and a bonus sticker poster.
Day of the Dead projects Day of the Dead - by Kwei-Lin Lum

Day of the Dead Iron-On Transfer Patterns

Day of the Dead projects This original collection features elaborately decorated skulls, dancing skeletons, and other charmingly macabre images from Mexican folklore.
      Decorate pillows, jackets, placemats, handbags, and other clothing as well as accessories and homewares with more than 40 classic Day of the Dead motifs, all of them new interpretations of traditional designs.
Day of the Dead projects Another from Marty Noble

 

Enjoy these samples, just click to advance the slide show, and be sure not to miss the video below the samples!

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Hope you can enjoy any of these templates or samples, and at the very low cost of these books from Dover, you can add these to your collection very easily! You can find more in the Design Center Gallery

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