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Sailing Adventure - Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzle

Ravensburger Puzzle Jigsaw sailing adventure photograph by guillaume plisson sailing-adventure

Title:    Sailing Adventure
Artist:  Guillaume Plisson
Size:     Height = 23.5 inches
             Width = 31.5 inches
Pieces: 1500
Manufacturer: Ravensburger

Guillaume Plisson knew from the age of 12 the way he had to follow. He develops his sensibility as well as a personal look on this profession. More than a photographer, Guillaume has a passion for new technologies connected with the image, combining music and photos. He has a dream : showing that a photographer can be a self taught person, becoming this way the author, composer and interpretor of his images.

Used to the battered shores of his native Brittany, Guillaume Plisson has also turned his sights to other more famous shores. Last year, he went up the Hudson River aboard a helicopter and accompanied the Queen Mary II upon her arrival in New York. This year, he has approached the calmer, but just as remarkable, waters of the Seine in Paris. He glided over La Cité to offer us “His view” of Paris.

Ravensburger History

Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH is a German game company and market leader in the European jigsaw puzzle market.

The company was founded by Otto Robert Maier with seat in Ravensburg, a town in Upper Swabia in southern Germany. He began publishing in 1883 with his first author contract. He started publishing instruction folders for craftsmen and architects, which soon acquired him a solid financial basis. His first board game appeared in 1884, named "Journey around the world".

At the turn of the 20th century, his product line broadened to include picture books, books, children’s activity books, Art Instruction manuals, non-fiction books, and reference books as well as children’s games, Happy Families and activity kits. In 1900, the Ravensburger blue triangle trademark was registered with the Imperial Patent office. As of 1912, many board and activity games had an export version that was distributed to Western Europe, the countries of the Danube Monarchy as well as Russia.

Before the First World War, Ravensburger had around 800 products. The publishing house was damaged during the Second World War and continued to produce games in the years of the reconstruction. The company focused on children's games and books and specialized books for art, architecture and hobbies, and from 1962 grew strongly. The company started to produce jigsaw puzzle games in 1964, and in the same year opened subsidiaries in Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In 1977 the company split into a book publishing arm and a game publishing arm.

Today there are approximately 1,800 available books and 850 games as well as puzzles, hobby products and CD-ROM titles at Ravensburger and its subsidiaries, which include Alea for "hobby and ardent game players" and FX Schmid for games and children's books. Ravensburger products are exported to more than fifty countries.

In September 2010, Ravensburger broke Educa's record for the world's largest jigsaw puzzle of 24,000 pieces. Ravensburger's new puzzle design by late pop artist Keith Haring titled, 'Keith Haring: Double Retrospect' breaks the Guinness Book of World Records measuring 17' × 6' built from 32,256 pieces and comes with its own dolly cart for toting.

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