Over the past few months, Radiohead have found different ways to keep fans busy during quarantine, from running a weekly concert series to releasing new music. Now, they’ve unveiled a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle called ‘Fragmentary Time Waster’, based on the artwork of their 2004 Com Lag (2plus2isfive) compilation EP.
“Bored? Got nothing to do? Fed up? Nothing on the TV. No way! What you gonna do? Gonna get a jigsaw innit,” reads the tongue-in-cheek ad poster for the new merch. “Tell me more, tell me more! A Radiohead jigsaw. Has it got loads and loads of pieces? A thousand. Is it really difficult and will it take ages? I reckon so, yeah. Sounds great! Is it affordable? Depends on your finances. Is there a chance you could still be bored after completing it? Yeah probably. Sounds amazing!!!”
If you needed another reason to head to the WASTE website and pre-order the jigsaw puzzle, which is priced at $35 (£29.99), the new merch item is also environmentally friendly. It’s made from 100% recycled material with the pieces housed in a cotton bag, while the image is printed on an FSC paper source using water-based inks.
— Radiohead (@radiohead) June 17, 2020