A-1 Scrabble

Art & Design

I saw this yesterday and after I wiped the drool off of myself I was struck by 3 thoughts. First, “Holy hell ,why didn’t I think of a typography-based scrabble design.”  The second, “Holy hell, I wish I was a student again.” Finally, I thought, “Holy hell, I say holy hell a lot. I really need to find a better exclamation.”

Have a look for yourself, this is not your grandpa’s Scrabble board!

“The A-1 Scrabble designer edition. The purpose of this project was to revive an old, but loved game: Scrabble. The idea was to excite people about typography by giving them the ability to choose what font their scrabble set would come in. The set would come in the font of your choice or with an assorted font pack. The scrabble board and interior box are made out of solid walnut, and the exterior box is made from birch. Each of the 6 board pieces is magnetized to fit together perfectly and each piece slides nicely into its respective slot in the box and is secured by interior magnets as well. The interior of the exterior box as well as the bottoms of the 6 board pieces are lined with cork, to protect them while in use.”

Designed by the super talented Andrew Capener.


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  1. Andy

    Mar 4, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    That looks incredibly non-functional and impossible to play. What a joke

  2. Nick

    Mar 7, 2011 at 11:27 am

    How is that non functional? Impossible? Find a better choice of words to use, obviously you are incorrect. Looks awesome

  3. Virginia Twinam Smith

    Mar 22, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    What a fun idea. I like scrabble and I really, really like fonts. This is a remarkably a remarkably appropriate combination.

  4. Randy

    Mar 30, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Oh my holy gorgeous game

  5. steve

    Jul 22, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Well it is unique and original!

  6. Patrick

    Jun 13, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Waouh. Nicely designed. I’m very fond of the scrabble board.

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