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GIBSONS SPIRIT OF THE 80S 1000 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE

£14.99

About the Artist

Starting at the age of sixteen with a packet of Munchies, Robert Opie saw the need to record the history of everyday products around us and built up the collection that now extends to all aspects of daily life – toys, magazines, technology, travel, souvenirs, fashion and design. His collection can now be viewed at The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. Set out in chronological order in the form of a “Time Tunnel” the museum gives visitors ‘a trip down memory lane’ and a chance to see how the brands around us have evolved from the naïve charm of Victorian times to the greater sophistication of today. It also reflects the change in shopping habits, the impact of transportation, media, the effects of two world wars and the gradual emancipation of women.

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This decade overflowed with technological advances – a revolution served up with silicon micro-chips, fibre optics, compact discs, camcorders, barcodes and the Sony Walkman to accompany the lonely jogger. The home computer was becoming part of the family scene along with electronic games; the chunky mobile phone was a favourite of the ‘yuppie’ generation. For some, the exciting way to keep in touch was with citizens band radio (CB) which was legalised in 1981. Not all innovations were a success; the Sinclair C5 battery-powered run-about (‘no license, no road tax: even14-year-olds can use it’) proved to be unroadworthy.

Global communication created vast audiences for world events, such as the royal weddings of Charles and Diana in 1981 and then Andrew and Fergie in 1986. Television’s influence increased with Channel 4’s transmission starting in 1982. The following year, breakfast television began and it was the antics of Roland Rat that saved TV-am. The new ‘soap’ was EastEnders.

Product code G7087
High quality 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.
Puzzle size 48x68cm when complete.
Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled.

Weight 1 kg

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