Scrabble Gets a Typography Design Makeover
Designer Andrew Capener is ready to break your Scrabble board free from typeface tyranny. His gorgeous A-1 Scrabble Design Edition Board (conceived as a school art project while studying at BYU last year) gives Scrabble a modern design shake-up with a new board and customizable, mix-and-match fonts for the tiles. Choose any typeface you’d like or jumble them all together. This playful font anarchy lets each board take on a creative life of its own, beyond a good Triple Word Score play: When you’ve got Courier New and Books Antiqua syllables carousing freely with consonants from Helvetica and Times New Roman, the game board become an interactive art piece that grows as each word is put down.
Bonus bingo: Capener upgraded the playing board to solid walnut with six pieces magnetized to stick together. The bottom is lined with slip-free cork and all pieces tuck away in a minimalist birch box.
images from Andrew Capener