These 20 Contemporary Art Jigsaw Puzzles Will Rock Your World.

Contemporary Art Jigsaw Puzzles

I have a new obsession: Artifact wooden jigsaw puzzles. I wasn’t a “puzzle person” until I saw these. Gorgeously crafted artisanal laser cut wooden jigsaw puzzles that feature the work of some of today’s hippest contemporary artists. Are you ready to see the coolest puzzles ever?

Contemporary Art Jigsaw Puzzles

Launched in 2009 in Seattle, Washington, now based in Menlo Park, CA, Artifact Puzzles use environmentally-friendly plywood and soy-based inks for their artisanal jigsaw puzzles. Their puzzles span a diverse collection of art but it’s the ones by 21st century lowbrow artists that really caught my attention.

The environmentally-friendly puzzles have 1/4″ deep plywood puzzle pieces that feature the original artwork of such well known contemporary artists and illustrators as Eric Joyner, Joe Vaux, APAK Studio, Bill Carmen, Kozydan, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Justin Hillgrove and more.

In addition to the appealing subject matter, several of their puzzles have beautifully irregular edges or specially shaped pieces they term “whimsy pieces.”

art jigsaw puzzles

Here’s a look at 20 of my favorites, with links to purchase after each. Sizes and prices are varied.

APAK STUDIO Jigsaw Puzzles
(The Artwork of husband and wife Aaron + Ayumi Piland)
Islands of Life:
islands of life jigsaw puzzle
puzzle detail:
beautiful jigsaw puzzles
puzzle pieces:
shaped puzzle pieces
boxed:

Buy it here
Apak Puzzles
Harmonious Kingdom:
harmonious kingdom puzzle
puzzle detail:

puzzle pieces:
wood lasercut jigsaw puzzlesBuy it here
Fruit of Dreams:
art jigsaw puzzles Buy it here

Nicoletta Ceccoli Jigsaw Puzzles:
It’s My Party:

puzzle detail:

puzzle pieces:
Buy it here
Love Will Tear Us Apart:

puzzle pieces:
Buy it here

Daniel Merriam Jigsaw Puzzles
Flight of Scarlett:
Daniel Merriam Jigsaw Puzzles
puzzle detail and pieces:
Daniel Merriam Jigsaw PuzzleBuy it here
The Man In The Moon:

puzzle detail:
puzzle pieces:
Buy it here

Eric Joyner Jigsaw Puzzle
Tiger Mountain

puzzle detail:

puzzle pieces:

Buy it here

Alfredo Arreguin Jigsaw Puzzle
Jaguars Diptych:

puzzle detail:

puzzle pieces:

Buy it here

Joe Vaux Jigsaw Puzzles
Fishing Village:
Box and pieces:puzzle detail:
puzzle pieces: Buy it here
Garden of Earthly Delights:

puzzle detail:

puzzle detail:

puzzle detail:

puzzle pieces:

Buy it here
Message in a bottle:

puzzle detail:

puzzle pieces:

boxed:

Buy it here

Bill Carmen Jigsaw Puzzle
Narwhal Rain:

puzzle detail:

puzzle pieces:

Buy it here

Justin Hillgrove Jigsaw Puzzles:
Creature Ladder:

puzzle pieces:

Buy it here
The Pursuit of Happiness:

puzzle pieces:

Buy it here
Alice and the caterpillar:

puzzle pieces:

Buy it here

Jim Flora Jigsaw Puzzle
Big Bank Robbery:

puzzle pieces:

Buy it here

Kozydan Jigsaw Puzzle
Bunny Blossoms:

puzzle pieces:

Buy it here

Allen Douglas Jigsaw Puzzle
The Kraken:

puzzle detail:

puzzle pieces:
Buy it here

Patrick Persini Jigsaw Puzzle
Le Passeur:

puzzle pieces:

Boxed:

Buy it here

Designed to appeal to a large age range, they have varying degrees of difficulty and varied numbers of pieces, depending upon the puzzle. Prices vary depending upon size and number of pieces.

The puzzles are made of a formaldehyde-free maple plywood (USA, FSC-certified) in the USA and some come in a pine box, others are packaged in boxes with a magnetic clasp like the one shown below.


Shop for these and other Artifact Puzzles here

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