Emilien Rotival
1000 pièces
48 cm x 68 cm


The Jigsaw

What if we explored through time? What has become of this place several centuries later? By completing this Jigsaw puzzle, discover all the wonders of this city. It’s up to you to imagine the events that left their mark through history. Emilien Rotival revisits the universe of Ancient Knowledge, a game by Rémi Mathieu.

The Illustration

With a palette of greens and the multitude of ruins buried in the jungles of Latin America, the plant theme was an obvious choice. The original illustration features an imaginary gathering of some of the world’s best-known pyramids, gradually being swallowed up by the jungle. It has been transformed into a utopian city of the future, to retain the vegetal aspect of a place that would be pleasant to live in. The main challenge was to retain the buildings’ recognisable silhouettes, but to shift them in time in a credible way, while avoiding the pitfall of dystopian industrial pyramids.

Emilien Rotival

Drawing has been a hobby of his since he was a child, and he has always been fascinated by comics and games boxes. Trained as an engineer, Emilien Rotival decided, after a 7-year career, to return to his first love: drawing. He has been an illustrator for 10 years, and board games have gradually become his main activity, much to his delight.

His illustrations are particularly colourful and bright, and he has a real talent for managing light in sunny scenes. He prefers to illustrate fantasy worlds.