For the first time ever, Nirvana’s era defining albums will be turned into jigsaw puzzles. Two Nirvana album art jigsaw puzzles are available for pre-order now, courtesy of Zee Productions’ Rock Saws imprint.
Rock Saws will release two 500-piece Nirvana jigsaw puzzles this September. The first features the unmistakable Nevermind album artwork, while the second centres on the band’s next and final album, In Utero.
“These Nirvana jigsaws are a unique way to embrace the bands legacy,” said Rock Saws. “Find new details in the art, and develop a new appreciation for all that the Seattle gods brought to the world!” The items will ship in early September and each puzzle will set you back roughly $32 + postage.
The In Utero design was overseen by Robert Fisher, who acted on the instructions of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. The main image is of a Transparent Anatomical Manikin, which has added angel wings. Nevermind, of course, features a naked child swimming towards a US dollar bill. It’s one of rock music’s most iconic images, which Fisher also brought to life.
Rock Saws launched in early 2019 and has issued puzzles featuring the album art of everyone from Iron Maiden and Motorhead to Metallica, Rush, Queen and Guns N’ Roses. Last month they announced puzzles for eight AC/DC albums. These are set to drop alongside the Nirvana puzzles in September. They’ve also got new puzzles on the way for David Bowie, Alice Cooper and Def Leppard.
The guitar Cobain played during Nirvana’s 1993 MTV Unplugged performance was recently purchased at auction by Australian businessman Peter Freeman. Freeman, the CEO of RØDE Microphones, paid a tidy US$6.01 million for the guitar.
“When I heard that this iconic guitar was up for auction, I immediately knew it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure it and use it as a vehicle to spotlight the struggles that those in the performing arts are facing and have always faced,” said Freeman.