Written by Demi Newman, part of our Customer Services team.
Following the trend of mindfulness and the nation’s desire to spend less time looking at a screen, we have noticed that increasingly more of the younger generation are starting to turn to puzzles to relax. By forgoing digital devices, at least temporarily, people can let go of the stress that stems from constant connectivity. Another reason behind this recent on-going trend is that jigsaw puzzles have been proven to exercise the mind, boosting cognition and visual-spatial reasoning, but they have also been shown to increase creativity and productivity.
With the recent wave of young adults wanting to take a ‘digital detox’ and refrain from using their digital devices, puzzling has become a popular pastime as it is an excellent way to relieve stress and focus on the present moment. Young adults of today are puzzling more than ever, as it is a great way to disconnect and engage in a task that is immersive. Piecing together a jigsaw puzzle helps your mind to stay positive and take a breather from the stresses of day-to-day life. The oh so satisfying act of successfully placing a puzzle piece to basking in the completed image is exactly what keeps us all returning to our puzzle board for more!
This is the main reason why as a young person, my favourite puzzles are from our White Logo Collection. These puzzles consist of striking, design-led images that don’t conform to the usual jigsaw puzzle traditions. Our White Logo Collection is perfect for the new wave of puzzlers who are looking for more contemporary designs rather than traditional puzzle scenes. I have included some of the puzzles from this collection that help me to unwind after a long task or a very stressful day!
Brighten up your day with this bold and contemporary design of three women created by Studio Grand Pere. This illustration project was created in 2015 by Rafaela Mascaro with the aim to encourage and inspire people to share their creativity around the world. The project is driven by the desire to extend diversity and exploit it in the best possible way, including the plurality of genres, cultures, classes, and ethnicities.
Three Women £10.50
Abbey Road Foxes was inspired by the city's favourite residents- foxes and the Beatles! This artwork is from Eye for London Prints, a London based creative studio that designs art prints inspired by the urban culture of the city around it.
Abbey Road Foxes £10.50
Another stunning image created by Eye for London Prints. I find the similar colours and modern day feel of this puzzle create a calming puzzle experience. Eye for London Prints is a London based creative studio that designs art prints inspired by the urban culture of the city around it. From Bowie to Beatles, Barbican to Brixton...the studio celebrates our historic, quirky capital.
Brutalist Conservatory £10.50
Pimlada Phuapradit has always found the process of making art to be an endless journey of fun experiments. What could be more purr-fect that immortalising these litter-ary greats, hiss-torial figures and altogether paw-some kitties in jigsaw puzzle form?
This isn’t just any world map puzzle. This is a world map puzzle has got it all… flowers and fish, peacocks and penny-farthings, even hot-air balloons and hummingbirds! We’ve gathered our favourite whimsical inventions and fantastical wildlife that crammed it into this quirky 1000 piece puzzle.
World of Life £14