Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wooden Puzzle Illustrator Found for D+R T-shirts but...

Jim Sedgwick! Imagine my surprise and delight when I found that beautiful image in my inbox. Jim did a fantastic job! I can picture an embroidered patch of this magpie on my shop coat.

Except for one little thing...It appears my zeal for the wooden puzzle project may have run into the wall of reality. The puzzle was made by Simplex which, it turns out, is a Dutch brand that is still in business! I suspect they will take a dim view of our turning these images into t-shirts. Though they are still producing wooden puzzles, the images have been updated to "present-day standards".

From WPM Toys:

Times change. A good concept deserves a contemporary approach. That's why we have adapted our complete range to present-day standards.
Without losing sight to the educational value and pleasure for the children.

After all, that approach is timeless.
Contacting Simplex now.