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Thursday, December 08, 2005

On the Eighth Day of Christmas

My Tube Love gave to me

A Great Bear London Underground Jigsaw Puzzle

Great Bear Jigsaw Puzzle

The jigsaw puzzle to end all jigsaw puzzles. Not only is the map of the London Underground a great idea for a jigsaw puzzle (get them at Stanfords), but this guy has taken it one step further and custom-made a jigsaw puzzle of Simon Patterson's "spoof"/ "arty" map of the London Underground - The Great Bear - where he replaces station names with the names of comedians, philosophers, sports people etc etc to draw a connection between them and the lines they are on. The Great Bear was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1997 and made over ten thousand pounds for Patterson when it was auctioned.

In the jigsaw puzzle above many of the shapes are also represent things found in London and there are travel references like commuters, a bowler hat(!) and the British Rail logo too!

Great Bear Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces

It rocks!

If you want something more affordable and easier to get hold of pop along to Stanfords - they have a special 20% off most things sale tonight and each Thursday up till Xmas where you can get a jigsaw puzzle of the normal Tube map.

(See the Seventh day of Christmas Gift here)

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