Artist and author Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000) is beloved for the boundless imagination and sharp humor exhibited in his more than 100 published works. Gorey was also a set and costume designer for innumerable theater productions, including a staging of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, for which he won a Tony. He had a profound affection for literature, film, ballet, and animals. Cats and other odd creatures appear in many of his crosshatched illustrations. His humorously unsettling drawings of vaguely Victorian innocents facing unfortunate ends became familiar to a wide audience after appearing in the opening credits of the PBS television series Mystery! Gorey’s Cape Cod home, a veritable cabinet of curiosities, is now a museum celebrating his life and work.
Pomegranate is proud to produce jigsaw puzzles with thoughtfully conceived, engagingly intricate, and aesthetically appealing images on a solid interlocking format. The sturdy construction combined with the wide image selection and vibrant color reproduction will delight everyone from experts to first-time puzzlers.
I wouldn't exactly say that this puzzle is beautiful. I would call it "polyester pretty" - it comes with a very high kitsch rating. Pomegranate is known for making beautiful puzzles (among other high end, aesthetically pleasing, printed materials), and this is a beautifully made puzzle. Edward Gorey is genuinely fun; he's witty, his line work is unique, and his subject matter varies widely. 1000 piece puzzles tend to be finished quickly in my space, so I buy them carefully (or not at all). Thankfully, the sly usage of tonal variation, repetition, and varied line weight, make for a whimsically funny and challenging little puzzle. If you don't feel like whipping out the big table, but don't want to fly through a smaller puzzle, give this one a try.
Judy Mitchell this one will take awhile! That’s a good thing,
Was looking for a puzzle that would take me some time and this one certainly filled the bill!
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