Mandi Masden

Owner, Apostrophe Puzzles

Apostrophe Puzzles creates modern, fun, and vibrant jigsaw puzzles that celebrate the work of contemporary artists of color. We are Black-owned, woman-led, and dedicated to a future of art consumerism in which everyone can participate. Founded in Brooklyn in 2019, each one of our bold, high-quality designs is an original artwork aimed at making art collecting more inclusive, accessible, and sustainable. Apostrophe’s mission is rooted in a fundamental commitment to Black and Brown artists, people, and communities being seen, valued, supported, celebrated, compensated, and invested in.

The funding from the CBBB grant has allowed for a complete overhaul of our website – improving our online presence, customer experience, and providing a more cohesive, credible, and professional appearance. Grant funds also covered the cost of a product photography shoot, which has provided numerous and varied images reflective of our tone and aesthetic that have since been used on our website, in our social media, and featured in promotions and press publications such as Colossal, ArtNews, and on WNBC and NY1.

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