Oakland Puzzle Company
Rainbow is our favorite color. Our Proud! puzzle is a blast to put together...this is one that is fun, fun, fun! It fits in a standard frame at 16"x24" and has 500 pieces.
Find the Proud! puzzle guide here.
About Proud! Puzzle
We created this image as a way to center and celebrate Pride and highlight the joy and strength in the diversity of the Bay Area community. The Proud! puzzle is representative of what we love graphically about puzzles and culturally about our region, so we saw it as a great way to convey our values at the launch of our company.
Since the gold rush and the corresponding migration to California, San Francisco has been conducive to the liberation from sexual norms, despite oppositional forces. The LGBTQIA+ community first formed in the 1920’s and 30’s, predominantly in North Beach. The Beats and the Gay liberation movement of the 60’s and 70’s increased the visibility and openness of residents and shifted the center to The Castro. Economic and social changes have led to a wider geographic dispersion of the LGBTQIA+ population, and San Francisco remains a center for Pride. (source Wikipedia)
About the Artist: DeAnna Tibbs
DeAnna is a 3rd-generation Bay Area photographer and a partner of Oakland Puzzle Company. Her focus is on landscape and nature photography, but she also loves still-life and portraits. She lives in North Oakland with her husband, daughter, three cats, and a dog. You can find her on Instagram @deannadtibbs.