About the Wimberley Puzzle Company
The idea of the Wimberley Puzzle Company was envisaged in 2014 upon a rocky outcrop overlooking Swiftcurrent Falls in the Many Glacier region of Glacier National Park. Waiting for light leaves a lot of time for one to think and one of those thoughts had drifted to a postcard that Wimberley Puzzle Company founder JB Manning had recently mailed.
This postcard wasn’t just your typical postcard. It had been written upon, dissected into a mostly fitting ensemble of jigsaw puzzle pieces and dropped into an envelope to wait for the recipient to put back together and see the words and postcard image come together.
A lot of people love beautiful images.
A lot of people love puzzles.
A lot of people love beautiful images of real places that they know.
Why wouldn’t people love a combination of high quality jigsaw puzzles, made from professional images, of real places that they know?
Fast forward to 2017 (after a ton of market research, product research, assembly research, packaging research, waiting for materials and hardware, testing materials and hardware, process improvements), and the Wimberley Puzzle Company is here.
The images you see on wimberleypuzzlecompany.com today are a hand-selected collection of images by founder and photographer, JB Manning. His trips by planes, automobiles and foot have brought him to many well known and many not so well known places across the country to pictorially document the mélange of landscapes, people and wildlife of the United States.
The beginnings of the Wimberley Puzzle Company consist of images from JB’s collection but in the very near future we will be partnering with artists across the country to bring you a full assortment of professional images and puzzles that you will be able to get nowhere else, except from the Wimberley Puzzle Company.
In October 2018, JB and and his pup, Rio, concluded that the puzzles could be made just as well out of an RV as they could out of the home workshop. After selling a good portion of their possessions, buying an RV, and moving the wide-format printer and Glowforge laser cutter into the RV, JB and Rio set out on the road to see new places and make puzzles from their mobile workshop. You can read more about that on the Ridin' With Rio blog, and more details specifically about us setting out at On the Lam With Rio.
Are you an artist who has beautiful images of places that people love? We’d love to hear from you! Are you a puzzle lover who'd love to own puzzles of amazing places that you love? We'd love to hear from you also! Message us on Facebook, email us, or just fill out contact form below.