1000-piece CMYK color gamut jigsaw puzzle

Jeremy writes, "Clemens Habicht's 1000 COLOURS is a CMYK colour gamut jigsaw puzzle of 1000 pieces. Each tile is an individual colour and the task is to place each colour exactly in relation to every other colour."

It's AUD40.00.

"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."

1000 Colours

(Thanks, Jeremy!)

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  1. Hue is also hugely non-linear. Look at the grief that RCA went through in the early 1950s, trying to transmit video using RGB signal channels. They eventually gave up and defined their own color space in which a lot more signal range was reserved for the flesh tones.

    I'd like to see variants of this puzzle, morphed for different types of color spaces.

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