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‘Color Me Michigan’ coloring book and contest

Micheal Daughetry

If you ever thought that the University of Michigan was only maize and blue, think again. The only limit to the palette in Color Me Michigan is your imagination . . . and whatever pens or pencils you have on hand.

"Color Me Michigan" was released in December 2016.

“Color Me Michigan” was released in December 2016.

Color Me Michigan, a new adult coloring book illustrated by Melissa Mueller based on images from Michigan Photography and published by the University Library, features 47 pages that celebrate U-M’s Bicentennial, a year-long celebration that kicks off in January 2017.

From the “Big House” and Hill Auditorium—to “The Cube” and the State Theater marquee, many well-known Ann Arbor and U-M campus landmarks offer creative templates for your colorful masterpieces.

“We were hoping to do something fun leading into both the holidays and U-M’s 200th year” said Jason Colman, director of Michigan Publishing Services. “It took about a year to pull together and we definitely think that it will resonate with students, alums, future wolverines and fans.”

Color Me Michigan can be purchased online via Amazon, in store at Literati Bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor, at the U-M Museum of Art Store on campus, and at all M Den locations.

Proceeds go to support the University of Michigan Library.



Note: The Color Me Michigan Contest has ended, and winners have been contacted. Thanks to all who entered!

To win a free copy of Color Me Michigan, courtesy of Michigan Publishing, follow these three steps:

  1. Download and print off one of the two designs below (both are featured in the book).
  2. Get creative and color away!
  3. Scan or take a photo of your artwork and send it to and be sure to include your mailing address. You can also enter by using the #umicharts hashtag on Twitter or Instagram (keep in mind that we can only see posts from accounts that are not private).

If you’re one of the lucky winners, we’ll send you a confirmation e-mail and a copy of Color Me Michigan direct via USPS.


PDF download of “The Cube” (Endover) by alum and artist Tony Rosenthal. 









PDF download of Hill Auditorium detail.







Winning designs may be featured on U-M Arts & Culture communications and social media, which includes Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. You do not have to be affiliated with the University of Michigan to enter. The Color Me Michigan contest runs Dec. 12, 2016–January 12, 2017. Winners may be chosen at any point throughout the contest.

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