In this special 500 piece multi-box, artist Kevin Walsh takes us back to the 60s, when families holidayed in the Highlands with their caravans. Can you spot Craigievar Castle in the background of one of the puzzles? The Scottish, seven-storey castle was built around 1576 and is said to have been an inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle.
As with all Gibsons jigsaws, we use 100% recycled puzzle board, FSC paper and work with the best artists from all around the world. The beautifully illustrated pieces are designed to fit perfectly together; in fact, we use the thickest puzzle board on the market. Everyone loves a Gibsons jigsaw, even Her Majesty the Queen has been spotted with one.
We’ve made some positive changes to our processes, so you can be sure you’re getting the same great puzzles and know they are kinder to the environment. Not only does the box have a fresh new look, but we’ve used biodegradable clear labels to secure the lid instead of shrink wrap, reducing our plastic waste. We use vegetable-based inks too. The gloss coating on the box gives extra protection and the puzzle pieces are stored in a plastic bag that can be recycled by most councils.
Because the box is slightly smaller than our previous designs, we need less room to transport our products which reduces our carbon footprint and means you can store your puzzles more easily. We have also popped an artwork poster inside for you to reference whilst you piece together your lovely jigsaw puzzle.
Kevin Walsh’s paintings are part of Gibsons nostalgia range and many of his original oil paintings can be seen at the Headrow Gallery in Leeds. He was born in Castleford in the heart of former industrial West Riding, Yorkshire, from the same town as famous sculptor Henry Moore. During his degree, where he studied illustration at the Wakefield College of Art, Kevin became well known for his aircraft paintings and became a member of the Guild of Aviation Artists. In recent years he has become increasingly known for a much wider variety of subjects, such as landscapes, transport and city life, although many of these subjects focus greatly on nostalgia and can be found on a diverse range of products, from greeting cards to biscuit tins.