‘1000 Colours’ – A CMYK Jigsaw Puzzle

Director / Designer / Illustrator Clemens Habicht has designed this incredibly difficult but lovely looking jigsaw puzzle ‘1000 Colours’. It’s a CMYK colour gamut consisting of one-thousand pieces, each tile being an individual colour. The task is to painstakingly place each colour exactly in relation to every other colour. Habicht explains more about the idea for the jigsaw:

“The idea came from enjoying the subtle differences in the blue of a sky in a particularly brutal jigsaw puzzle, 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.”

Watch a timelapse of a group of people completing the puzzle above.