The Puzzleman

Renowned filmproducer Cary Woods specially wrote a shortstory in a matchbox for MatchBoox. ‘The PuzzleMan’, a homeless dreams of his own world by puzzling it. A lovely Matchboox with English text, beautifully illustrated by Martine Brand.

Cary Woods is one of the leading figures of the independent film revolution of the 90s. At the age of 27, Cary moved to Sony Pictures Entertainment as Vice-President. Two years later, he moved into a production deal with the studio, where he produced films like ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Scream’.

Martine Brand attended the Fashion institute for Fashion Design and the Art Academy for painting in Amsterdam. She worked for various publishers of children’s books including Kluitman, Harper Collins, Casterman and Penguin Books. In 2010 she started a partnership with Michel Haddi Studio Ltd, to create a series of illustrated magazines named Collections by Martine Brand with labels such as Chanel, Dior, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Armani, Versace, YSL, Dolce and Gabbana and many more. The bookazine is available during Fashionweeks and distributed worldwide by Comaq Conde Nast Publications and The International Magazine Company. These magazines are located in the best stores around the world including the Armani store, YSL, Hermes Boutique, Harrods, Selfridges, Corso Como 10, Angora press, Le bon Marche, Art Museums, Escada, WHS Smith and many more. For various labels and magazines Brand has drawn portrets by Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, Donnatella Versace, Giorgio Armani, Rei Kawakubo, Vivienne Westwood and Madonna.

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