Scrabble Typography Edition 2

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Fonts in Use | Yves Peters | October 28, 2013

One and a half year ago I reported about Scrabble Typography Limited Edition, Andrew Clifford Capener’s sumptuous edition of the universally known and loved board game Scrabble. The new Scrabble Typography Edition 2 is a response to the feedback he received from loyal fans from the first edition. He created a gorgeous signed and numbered limited edition set combining the beauty of typography with classic Scrabble game play. Clearly many agree, as more than half of the edition of 2000 have already found their way to an owner. A gift idea for the upcoming holiday season?

Andrew spent months reconfiguring a game board that would be more functional for avid Scrabble players, but still was a beautiful object. The game board itself was designed to look like a solid cube floating slightly above ground. This hovering illusion is created by the stainless steel lazy susan it is mounted on, meaning the game board can effortlessly be rotated to face each player. Lifting up the playing area reveals a cork-lined interior storage space that houses a Bauhaus-inspired timer, maple tiles with non-slip bottom surface, and a stitched scorekeeper designed to be a score keeping journal. It allows the user to record the players involved with the game, their scores, and ultimately who won the game. The light maple tiles were designed to contrast with the dark walnut playing surface. The tile racks are also influenced by Bauhaus – just as with everything included in the set their design is functional and minimal.

Exclusively for The FontFeed Andrew revealed the 15 separate typefaces he hand chose to be featured on the tiles. He also confessed he is a huge FontShop fan; back in 2010 Andrew had a hand in Meet Your Type, the equally amusing and informational field guide to typography.

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  1. Fun to look at. Awful to play with.

    Posted by Stephen Coles on Oct. 29, 2013
  2. Fun to look at, even more fun to play with. This is hands down the most beautiful Scrabble set ever made.

    Posted by Sharon Reese on Oct. 29, 2013
  3. Good to see Macula in good use, together with other great typefaces ! Looks like a great game ;-)

    Posted by Jacques Le Bailly on Oct. 29, 2013

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