Hello propaganda! Rosie the Riveter is an American cultural icon, and stands for all the American women who worked in factories during World War II. She represents especially those women who helped produce munitions and war supplies, those who supported the war effort with their bare hands and their sweat.
The first famous picture of Rosie the Riveter is authored by J. Howard Miller, an artist from Pittsburgh who cleverly used the slogan, “We can do it,” in order to gather support for the war. As iconic as it became, the poster should not be praised too much if you like peace and hate useless violence.
World War II, despite the propaganda made in each and every one of the countries involved, was still a war, and a very devastating one. No matter what posters like these say, it wasn’t a just war, and we can hardly even associate those two terms. There was a Rosie the Riveter in most of the countries involved in the war, and she should be remembered, indeed. But not as an exemplary individual who loves her country. She should be kept in mind as a reminder of the greatest war there ever was and probably also as a useful learning tool for those studying propaganda and political communication.
Such an event shouldn’t happen again and it is a disaster that we, unlike Rosie, can prevent. You can find a Rosie the Riveter puzzle at Puzzle Warehouse, featuring 1000 pieces and a finished size of 26.5 x 19.25 inches. Let the slogan motivate you in your effort to assemble the jigsaw puzzle: If Rosie could, you can do it as well.
When you enter Puzzle Warehouse, you find yourself wondering where to start. Not that we’re not organized, on the contrary. But you should never forget that this is the biggest jigsaw puzzle store in the world. Thousands of puzzles are waiting to be discovered and assembled, and if you want to look at everything there is on the list, it can take a lifetime (we are constantly updating our stock and acquiring new items) until you finally reach the last item.
We spoke in our last post about one of the difficulties encountered when choosing a jigsaw puzzle. We only covered the number of pieces, but there are many other aspects left. What theme should you choose? If there were only ten puzzles in the world, the question wouldn’t have much sense. But this is not the case, and you can certainly find jigsaw puzzles depicting the most insane things.
How do you choose, in that case? Whether it’s a gift for yourself or for someone else, you should ask yourself something simple: does the person you’re buying it for have any passions or hobbies? If they do, the choice becomes a lot easier. You look for a jigsaw puzzle theme that has something to do with that interest. Maybe your niece loves horses, or your father is a die-hard Cardinals fan. This theme strategy can never fail.
If they don’t have any particular passions, or if you don’t know anything about what they like, there is still hope. Go for a theme everybody likes: either a reproduction of a work of art or a beautiful landscape. Or, choose something unique that they haven’t seen before, like the Impossibles. Since you have the choice, this is the best way to make even the toughest crowd like your gift.
This week’s jigsaw puzzle of the day speaks an universal language which has different flavors but an unmistakable color. Here is a hint: it was created in Atlanta, GA in 1886 by Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a local pharmacist. If your mouth whispered the slogan “Always Coca-Cola” you’re the winner.
“Delicious! Refreshing! Invigorating! Exhilarating!” “It had to be good to get where it is!” “The best friend thirst ever had?” “Whoever you are, whatever you do, wherever you may be, when you think of refreshment, think of ice cold Coca-Cola.” It is your “passport to refreshment.” If you hadn’t had the chance to hear these coca-cola slogans, ask your parents, or even better, ask your grandparents. I’m sure they will tell you more than a brief history of Coca-Cola.
Why I seem so confident about that? Well, it’s because the world’s famous brand always surprised and celebrated its customers. For example, there was a Centennial Special Edition in 1986 to celebrate Coca-Cola’s 100 years or a Coca-Cola 1987 Christmas Special (the cans had paintings of Santa Claus made by artist Haddon Sundblom) and they even thought about the musical part: easy to remember jingles. And because the Coca-Cola Company thought about everything, they even invented Coca-Cola Diet and Coca-Cola Zero…so you don’t have to choose between a bottle of coke and a diet.
But enough with the talking, because there is a wonderfully colorful 1000 pieces Coca-Cola puzzle that you might want to assemble at PuzzleWarehouse.
Today’s jigsaw puzzle of the day should be twice as challenging as the regular one. Not only will you struggle to assemble 300 large pieces into one comprehensive picture but after you do, you will also have to find Waldo.
If you don’t know anyone with that name, now’s the time to meet the one and only Waldo. With a red-and-white striped shirt, glasses and a hat, you can’t miss him. He has been seen all over the world, but some people know him as Wally and other as Charlie. Nevertheless, he is the same guy, and has been created by British illustrator Martin Handford, for children.
The “Where’s Waldo” children books are full of illustrations depicting dozens of people involved in various activities, in which readers are challenged to find Waldo, who is hidden among the other characters. It’s not easy as it looks, and many of the illustrations contain red and white striped objects meant to confuse you. Finding Waldo can be just as entertaining as assembling the puzzle and you don’t have to be a child to appreciate the beauty of the drawings.
This wonderful jigsaw puzzle was made by TDC games and designed by Hanford himself and is 26″ x 19.5″. All materials are 100% recycled and biodegradable and you will definitely enjoy the 300 high quality pieces.
Thursday’s puzzle of the day featured one of our Beatles jigsaw puzzles, and since we have many more among our huge puzzle collection, we wanted to take the opportunity to share some more with you. Embark on a trip with John, Paul, George, and Ringo in the Yellow Submarine with a 12” x 36” 1000 pieces puzzles. Get creative with the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Album Art Puzzle or discover the joy of assembling a couple of other famous Beatles pictures.
While your guitar gently weeps, your hands and your mind will be absorbed in assembling one of these wonderful puzzles. Let it be, and let yourself enjoy one your childhood pleasures with one of the world’s most famous bands. Perhaps with the most famous one, the band of Paul McCartney and John Lennon, the one that took you into the Norwegian wood, introduced you to Jude and gave you the strawberry fields. With these puzzles, all of your troubles will seem so far away you will never want to give up their assembling. They will make you plunge into an idyllic past or a dreamy future, while making your present full of happiness. Beatles Jigsaw Puzzles also happen to make fabulous gifts for other fans you may know.
A thousand pieces may not sound like much, but once they’re assembled, these puzzles can last forever. Pick a frame and hang them on the wall once you complete them. Or, take them apart to be assembled again another day. They will never grow old, just like the songs the Beatles sang.
The largest jigsaw puzzle store in the world is here to help you and we like to think we have something for everyone. Especially if you are a Beatles fan.