A 1,000 Piece Color Jigsaw Puzzle with Exactly 1,000 Different Colors [TIMELAPSE]

Do you think this jigsaw puzzle would be harder or easier to complete than traditional a image-based one? According to Clemens Habicht, the creator of this “1,000 Colours” puzzle, it’s actually easier because it’s more natural for the human mind to figure out a field of color. So as you put together the puzzle, the placement of each piece becomes intuitive. As its name suggests, this puzzle is comprised of 1,000 colors organized in the shape of a CMYK gamut.

On the puzzle’s website, Habicht writes:

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 that is weirdly soothing, therapeutic, as each piece clicks perfectly into place.

Watch it come together in this frenetic timelapse video!





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