Scrabble Gets a Typography Design Makeover

Designer Andrew Capener gives Scrabble a modern shake-up with a new board and customizable, mix-and-match fonts for the tiles. It's gorgeous.

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
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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

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In a typical work day, people who smoke take more breaks than those who do not. Every few hours they pop outside to have a smoke and usually take a coworker with them.

Don Bryden, Managing director at KCJ Training and Employment Solutions in Swindon, England, thinks that nonsmokers and smokers should be treated equally, so he's giving those who refrain from smoking four extra days to compensate.

Funny enough, Bryden is a smoker himself.

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