The Mark Hotel’s artist-illustrated colouring book captures the essence of New York City

Spread taken from The Colorful Mark, by Jean-Philipe Delhomme
The Colorful Mark
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The well-heeled residents of The Mark Hotel in New York have been immortalised in black and white, ready to be coloured in.

The Colourful Mark, illustrated by French artist and culture chronicler Jean-Philippe Delhomme, adds to the hotel’s many outre amenities (including a hot dog stand and flower cart), cementing its status as ‘New York’s most boldly lavish hotel’. The book, on sale in the hotel and its new, dedicated online store, is designed to appeal to one of The Mark’s key demographics: families, while intending to spark the imagination of the young at heart too.

The Colorful Mark, Colouring Book front cover

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Bringing the property’s authentic character to life, The Colorful Mark is a graphic tale, filled with witty illustrations about life at The Mark, while looking self-reflectedly at the cast of talents that have made the hotel what it is.

Following a day in the life of anthropomorphic dogs, mice and rabbits (each with decidedly aristocratic demeanours), we order baguettes for lunch, catch a quartet at The Met, and take selfies in a carriage on the way to Bergdorf’s.

As such, the illustrations not only capture life at The Mark, but life in New York City – offering us the unique opportunity to add our own colour to its streets.

Illustration of the concierge desk

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Illustration of the florists

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Illustration of a hot dog stall

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Illustration of a bicycle-driven cart from The Colorful Mark

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Spread taken from The Colorful Mark, by Jean-Philipe Delhomme

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Illustration of the lobby at The Mark Hotel in The Colorful Mark

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INFORMATION
For more information, visit The Mark Hotel’s Le Shop website (opens in new tab)

Elly Parsons is the Digital Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees Wallpaper.com and its social platforms. She has been with the brand since 2015 in various roles, spending time as digital writer – specialising in art, technology and contemporary culture – and as deputy digital editor. She was shortlisted for a PPA Award in 2017, has written extensively for many publications, and has contributed to three books. She is a guest lecturer in digital journalism at Goldsmiths University, London, where she also holds a masters degree in creative writing. Now, her main areas of expertise include content strategy, audience engagement, and social media.