Are you a puzzle person, or did you become one during lockdown? Many of us find ourselves in one of those two categories, the latter being a form of entertainment we relied on to fill the long hours over the last 14 months. Canadian jigsaw puzzle company Four Point Puzzles launched at the right time, just prior to COVID-19 shutting the world down. Since then, their puzzles have kept us thoroughly entertained with their challenging but satisfying Moon and Earth puzzles, the Evening Kingdom with beautifully detailed Japanese illustrations, the circular colored Dots puzzle, the abstract gradient squiggle of the Fade puzzle, and more! Their latest release takes a new delightful direction that gives nod to the 50s and 60s with their Paint by Numbers collection.
Paint by Numbers kits were created by Dan Robbins in the 1950s, becoming a cultural phenomenon that made kids (and probably some adults) believe they were the next Picasso. Some artists believed they oversimplified the creative process as they told you where to paint each color and they were mass produced. On the flip side there was Andy Warhol, who became a collector of them and let them inspire his own 1962 series named ‘Do It Yourself‘. Now Four Point Puzzles adds a new spin to them featuring five vintage paintings of five fun landscapes. Take a look!