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A 1,000-Piece CMYK Puzzle That Will Definitely Make You Crazy

The designer claims it’s easier than traditional puzzles. Who wants to risk their marriage to find out?

Globe-trotting designer Clemens Habicht took some time off from making music videos and high-end fashion commercials to produce this simple and probably infuriating 1,000-piece puzzle. The puzzle is a color gamut in which each piece represents one distinct color. To complete it, these colors must all be arranged in the perfect order.

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This seems insanely difficult, but Habicht claims it’s at least conceptually easier than traditional puzzles. “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,” he says. “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.”

Habicht was inspired by a traditional puzzle, when he noticed that the blue sky varied in color from piece to piece. “I found that without the presence of image detail to help locate a piece I was relying only on an intuitive sense of color, and this was much more satisfying to do than the areas with image details,” he says.

The puzzle is co-presented by Lamington Drive Editions for $33, and if you order soon, it’ll ship in time for the holidays. Co.Design takes no responsibility for familial or romantic rifts that may occur as a result of this purchase.

[h/t: Boing Boing]

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