In a world where screens have become part of our daily lives, it's important to remember the value of screen-free activities. One such activity that has been enjoyed for generations is the humble jigsaw puzzle. Jigsaw puzzles provide a variety of benefits that make them an excellent screen-free activity.
The perfect way to show off your amazing puzzle is to frame it for your wall, so you can continue to admire the artwork you just pieced together. Framing your puzzle masterpiece can either be done by professionals or you can do it yourself. At PieceHouse we recommend that you use professionals to frame your puzzle, which will mean that the frame size is perfect for the puzzle, the puzzle will sit perfectly straight and your masterpiece will look premium for a long time. Here are a few tips and instructions for the method you choose.
Puzzles are all very different, which mainly comes down to the puzzle artwork, however there are a few factors that can impact how long a puzzle will take to be completed, here are things to consider before you get started on your puzzle...
Julia is an Auckland based illustrator and typographer. With her work appearing on book covers to beer cans for clients like Harper Collins, Huffer and Garage Project, Julia’s passion for typography flourished when she integrated it into her graphic design. Julia’s work uses colour in a playful way and her creations have a sense of endearing femininity.
Allan Wrath is an Auckland based graphic designer, illustrator and muralist. A masterful mixer of strong conceptual, compositional, typographic and illustrative elements, Allan has drawn, painted and printed his quirky expressions of positivity on every conceivable and legally available surface. Inspired by clean and simple living, people are drawn to his idiosyncratic marriage of coolness and clear communication.
Some handy tips and tricks to maximise your enjoyment and to help you in any challenging moments of completing a jigsaw puzzle.
Our Classic As puzzle represents the classic Kiwi road trip, with a collection of recognisable landmarks, places and experiences. How many can you spot in the artwork?
Queenstown based illustrator and author Laura Shallcrass. Laura creates artwork for publishing, packaging and editorial using gouache, oil graphite and digital media.
Tauranga artist Hope McConnell from Hope McConnell Creative. Hope has held a paintbrush in her hand since the age of two and now applies her creativity to the design industry. Hope believes the role of illustration and design is to bring visual goodness to others, and that’s her goal with every piece of work she produces. Renowned and recognisable for her bold colours, Hope is inspired by fashion, food and loved ones.