To celebrate the company’s first anniversary, Zee Productions is introducing a raft of new puzzle releases for autumn 2020.
Originally conceived by Zee Productions’ self-proclaimed metal-head Steve Beatty, the Rock Saws label shook up the traditional puzzles sector by turning classic heavy metal album artwork into puzzles, with seminal artists including Iron Maiden, Metallica, Motorhead and legendary stadium rockers Queen.
“I want to make jigsaws that are for the music fan. Vinyl came back and I loved the idea of making great record sleeve art into jigsaws – maybe stick the record on and do both together,” says Zee Productions’ Steve Beatty.
And now, attention is being turned to the mainstream music genre, with the release of a range of 500-piece and 1000-piece puzzles due to launch in September/October 2020, featuring official album artwork from late 20th century music icons including David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, The Clash, Nirvana, AC/DC and Pink Floyd.
Highlights include David Bowie’s symbolic studio album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars, whose cover featured in the Royal Mail’s Classic Album Cover postage stamps issued in 2010; one of the most famous album covers and best-selling albums of all time in popular music, Nevermind from Nirvana; and Exile on Main Street, viewed as The Rolling Stones’ greatest album.
As Tom Hanks stars in Greyhound, his first war movie since Saving Private Ryan, military and puzzle enthusiasts can look forward to the release of Bellica on 19 September 2020. This new military history-themed range of 1000-piece puzzles is designed by award-winning aviation artist and commercial illustrator Keith Burns and features ten stunning WW2 combat depictions that will be of interest to any military history fan.
Memorable battles depicted include the Atlantic Convoy Attack by the Luftwaffe Fw 200; the Luftwaffe strafing D-Day beaches in Fw 190 Over Normandy; and the RAF Lancaster and crew’s last mission in Lancaster – When We Are Back.
The wonderful aesthetic of this range is accompanied by sleeve notes so you will know what the illustration is about, the conflict, the equipment and the protagonists. This will draw military enthusiasts into the pleasure of puzzling and puzzle enthusiasts into the world of military history.
Steve Beatty says: “The success of Zee has been amazing and it’s way ahead of schedule to be launching the Bellica range. I am super excited to launch this with the amazing art of Keith Burns. I intend to make Bellica the home of military puzzles”.
For further information about the Rock Saws and Bellica puzzle ranges, visit www.zeeproductions.co.uk.