PAR + StumpCraft: Decisions, Decisions by Stevan Dohanos
Artist: Stevan Dohanos
Dimensions: 14" x 18" / 35cm x 45cm (large)
Piece Count: 575
Puzzle Designer: Justin Madden (PAR)
We've all faced the challenge and paradox of choice: we love having endless variants and options, yet too many can lead to a sense of overwhelm. In addition when given too many options, we're left with a lingering doubt as to whether we made the right or optimal choice in the first place. What if I'd chosen the red jujubes instead?
Stevan Dohanos grew up idolizing Norman Rockwell, eventually befriending Rockwell and illustrating 123 Saturday Evening Post covers of his own. In Decisions, Decisions (originally published as "Penny Candy"), we see Dohanos' humorous and insightful juxtaposition of two generations. The old man seems to be reminiscing about life; perhaps mulling over his business decisions or reflecting on path well-traveled. In contrast, the young boy has sweets and the immediacy of here and now on his mind. A penny for either of their thoughts to be revealed!
Note: PAR Puzzles traditionally do not include a reference image in their boxes and other than a small image on the label, we have respectively followed suit. A digital reference image and whimsy list (silhouette pieces) are available here.
PAR+Stumpcraft is Fantastic!
Another wonderful collaboration. Honoring the PAR tradition, we did all three without the pictures, and they are truly masterpieces. Hoping you will partner with them again. All the Stumpcraft puzzles are incredible quality, but very special to have a PAR.
This one is sold out, but buy Card Sharks while it's still available
This was a great puzzle and it led me to buy both of the other Stumpcraft + Par collaborations.
This is a Christmas gift for my father in law. We have purchased Stump Craft puzzles for him before and he loves doing them. He will really enjoy this one as it will remind him of his childhood.
Great gift for puzzlers!
Had it sent to my niece, in appreciation for her hospitality during my visit. Great gift for puzzlers!
Great quality puzzles
We have most puzzles and look forward to trying the new Par and Stumpcraft puzzles. Jason is great to deal with and the puzzles are excellent quality and arrive when promised. I like how you can sign up to be notified when a puzzle becomes available