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Jigsaw puzzle - Four-way Jigsaw

Four-way Jigsaw

  • Object:

    Jigsaw puzzle

  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    1964 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shapur, Fredun (made)
    Galt Toys (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed plywood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Fredun Shapur

  • Museum number:

    B.18:1 to 21-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Fredun Shapur is a toy designer and illustrator based in London. From the 1960s onwards, Shapur created innovative and distinctive design products for international companies such as Naef, Galt Toys, Fischerform and Selecta and especially for Creative Playthings. His work is remarkable for fostering children’s imagination through a wide range of playful learning opportunities that appeal to both children and adults. A strong visual language of flat planes and saturated colour united Shapur’s work across two and three dimensions.

Physical description

21 wooden puzzle pieces that assembled together reveal the image of a London scene. Bus, cars, traffic light and passengers are illustrated on the surface.

Place of Origin

UK (made)

Date

1964 (made)

Artist/maker

Shapur, Fredun (made)
Galt Toys (made)

Materials and Techniques

Printed plywood

Dimensions

Length: 25.5 cm puzzle, Width: 25.5 cm puzzle

Descriptive line

Four-way jigsaw, by Fredun Shapur, Galt, 1964

Materials

Plywood

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Scooters; Taxis; Police officers; Buses

Categories

Children & Childhood; Play; London; Transport; Games (puzzles & board games)

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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