CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Mchezo, a Corbin-based jigsaw puzzle publishing company, released new details about the availability of their second wave of puzzles. These included eight brand new designs that present works from Kentucky artists and their in-house designers.
“Mchezo was founded on the idea that, despite the fast-paced, digital-dominant life many of us lead today, there is still a market for jigsaw puzzles of exceptional quality featuring unique designs and images,” said Ed Bryan, President of Mchezo. “Many of our puzzles highlight the work of Kentucky artists and graphic designers, which is something I feel is important to the identity of Mchezo.”
Entrepeneur Jon Huston founded Mchezo last year, joining the Webbed Sphere, Inc. family of companies.
The puzzle company has distributed a variety of puzzles for different appeals. These include Depot Street, puzzles focused on sentimental and nostalgic feelings of small town America and the past; Oodles of Puzzles, puzzles made to relax and engage; Gamosis, puzzles influenced by 1980s and ’90s game culture; and Black Cat Puzzles, which illustrates historic military battles.
Jim Begley, a Kentucky photographer, will have his work featured in three puzzles: “Vintage Steam Engine 2147,” “Old Soda Delivery Truck,” and “Ghost Town General Store.” Kentucky artist J. Spanky Bunch will have a featured piece in the company’s “Abraham Lincoln” puzzle.
“I’m proud to have been a part of Mchezo from the very beginning,” said Begley. “They really care about the artists they deal with and have a passion for spotlighting the
talent we have in this state. I think the images they have chosen make very enjoyable puzzles.”
Jayson Haynes, one of Mchezo’s in-house graphic designers, created all of the new releases from the Oodles of Puzzles line.
Each of the new designs and their previous releases can be found on the company’s website, or at one of their retail partners.