Works by major contemporary Hungarian artists and designers are the pictures that need to be put together in a unique series of 300-piece new wave jigsaw puzzles just unveiled, Kirakós Budapest. Thinking outside of the box, literally, founders Eszter Glaser, Anna Katalin Lovrity and Regina Papp have devised a set of fascinating pastime pleasures to soothe the return to shutdown. Proceeds support local creatives and the end results can be hung as decorative art. More than anything, they’re also great fun!

Among the first artists featured are Vivi Hárshegyi, Anna Katalin Lovrity and Judit Orosz, animation filmmakers at MOME, the Budapest University of Art & Design. Their graphics are available from the brand’s webshop.

Anna’s graphic was integral to the animation Volcano Island presented at the 2017 Berlinale, while Vivi’s and Judit’s were made specifically for the project. The current collection includes a red tigress in the jungle, a girl surrounded by her colourful plant, and strange scene by a swimming pool. In a nice imaginative touch, each puzzle (9,900 HUF) comes with recommendation of music and type of snack to accompany.

The range is constantly expanding with new artists and graphics, and the team’s goal is to involve foreign artists in the project as well. More details can also be found on the Kirakós Budapest Instagram page.