February 28, 2011

Andrew Capener, The A-1 Scrabble designer edition — proof of concept

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.

(via @UrbanLatinLex)


  1. Casey on February 28th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Oh that’s lovely! I’ve been fantasizing about building a nice inlaid wood scrabble board — I imagine cherry for triple word score, etc. But you should have seen my projects in shop class.

  2. Cindy Scroggins on February 28th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    This is just lovely. It’s been so long since I’ve played Scrabble on a real board (and with a real person) that I’m not sure I would have the patience for it, though.