The Brands That Built Britain (500XL

Robert Opie

For the past 50 years, Robert Opie has been finding the pieces that make up the giant jigsaw of British social history. His collection is on display at the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill, London, where the displays give a sense of the evolution of culture and lifestyle since Victorian times. The main focus has been on consumer packaged products, from crisps, sweets, and breakfast cereals, to drinks, biscuits and soap powders.

The Brands That Built Britain features some of our favourite brands that are still around today. Take a trip down memory lane as you piece together the vintage packaging of brands such as OXO cubes, Kellogg’s, Marmite and McVitie’s.

The pieces of this 500XL piece puzzle are double the size of those in a 1000 piece puzzle, which means it is perfect for beginners or those with sight or handling difficulties. As with all Gibsons jigsaws, the beautifully illustrated pieces are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and are therefore a pleasure to work with again and again.

Details

  • High quality 500XL piece jigsaw puzzle.
  • Puzzle size 48x68cm when complete.
  • Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled.
  • Also available as a 1000 piece puzzle

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Artist Profile

Robert Opie

Starting at the age of sixteen with a packet of Munchies, Robert Opie saw the need to record the history of everyday products around us and built up the collection that now extends to all aspects of daily life - toys, magazines, technology, travel, souvenirs, fashion and design.

His collection can now be viewed at The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. Set out in chronological order in the form of a “Time Tunnel” the museum gives visitors ‘a trip down memory lane’ and a chance to see how the brands around us have evolved from the naïve charm of Victorian times to the greater sophistication of today.

It also reflects the change in shopping habits, the impact of transportation, media, the effects of two world wars and the gradual emancipation of women.

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