Josie Shenoy London Buildings 500 Piece Circular Jigsaw Puzzle
London Buildings is a gorgeous 500 piece circular puzzle featuring the buildings of London. The intricate illustration was created by artist Josie Shenoy and was originally created as the book cover for her non-fiction picture book, ‘The Buildings That Made London’ which was written by historian David Long.
This puzzle is beautifully detailed, and the circular design provides a historical kaleidoscope that celebrates some of London’s most iconic and magnificent buildings.
London Buildings is part of Gibsons range of design-led jigsaw puzzles, especially for adults. With the recent wave of young adults wanting to take a ‘digital detox’ and refrain from using devices that can take over everyday life, puzzling is a popular pastime and an excellent way to relieve stress and focus on the present moment. Their White Logo Collection is perfect for the new wave of puzzlers who are looking for more contemporary designs rather than traditional puzzle scenes.
As with all Gibsons jigsaws, London Buildings uses 100% recycled puzzle board, vegetable inks and FSC paper. The beautifully illustrated pieces are designed to fit perfectly together; in fact, Gibsons use the thickest puzzle board on the market. Everyone loves a Gibsons jigsaw, even Her Majesty the Queen has been spotted with one.
An artwork poster is included inside the box for you to reference whilst you piece together your lovely jigsaw puzzle.
About the Artist Josie Shenoy
London-based illustrator Josie Shenoy creates intricate illustrations drawing on themes of nature, pattern, traditional decorative arts and a love of storytelling.
Beautifully detailed, with a touch of romance and sophisticated use of colour, Josie’s kaleidoscopic hand-drawn illustrations can be found across the city.
Her work can be found in museums and shops such as Anthropologie, the British Museum, National Gallery, Liberty London, Fortnum & Mason and the Royal Gardens at Highgrove where she was invited to meet TRH The Prince of Wales.
Her first picture book for children, The National Archives: The Buildings That Made London, was published with Bloomsbury, was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards at Somerset House, and longlisted for the Klaus Flugge prize.
Josie illustrates in her Crystal Palace studio with help from her assistant, Larry the cat. Alongside taking on freelance illustration commissions, Josie designs her own collections of art prints which she sells online and wholesale, in addition to popular licensed greeting card and gift ranges sold worldwide.
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Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to unwind. They demand attention which makes doing them, both absorbing and meditative at the same time. When concentrating on creative pursuits like art, craft or indeed jigsaw puzzles, you subconsciously tune out other distracting thoughts. In essence, your mind goes blank. Furthermore this quieting of the mind is highly therapeutic and forms the basis of meditation practice in eastern religions and philosophies. In Zen Buddhism, every action can become a source of meditation. From simply walking to making things, to doing jigsaws. The art of Zen is to dedicate your mind and thoughts only to the action that you are doing now.
- High quality 500 piece circular jigsaw puzzle
- 49cm diameter
- Box dimensions: 20.5 x 20.5 x 5cm
- Artwork poster included inside
- Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled