Fans of jigsaw puzzles are in for a new challenge. 1000 Colours is a visually stunning jigsaw puzzle that consists of 1,000 different pieces, with each individual tile being a different color. The goal is to arrange the pieces exactly in relation to every other color, eventually assembling a large CMYK color gamut.
“The idea came from enjoying the subtle differences in the blue of a sky in a particularly brutal jigsaw puzzle,” says artist Clemens Habicht, who created the puzzle in co-production with Lamington Drive Editions. “I found that without the presence of image detail to help locate a piece I was relying only on an intuitive sense of colour, and this was much more satisfying to do than the areas with image details.”
“What is strange is that unlike ordinary puzzles where you are in effect redrawing a specific picture from a reference you have a sense of where every piece belongs compared to every other piece. There is a real logic in the doing that is weirdly soothing, therapeutic, it must be the German coming out in me. As each piece clicks perfectly into place, just so, it’s a little win, like a little pat on the back.”
After selling out of the first run of 1000 Colours within 72 hours, the second edition of 1000 Colours is now available for preorder for the price of $40 AUD in Australia and $70 AUD worldwide. Check out their website for more details.