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London transport geek nirvana: you can now play Scrabble in the TfL font!

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James Manning

We told you a few weeks ago that Transport for London and Nike had teamed up to produce a pair of tube-themed trainers celebrating 100 years of the Johnston typeface. That’s the font used all across the TfL network, which was given a refresh earlier this year after a century of service. Now linguaphiles and board game fans get their turn with a Johnston100 edition of Scrabble, produced with Mattel.

Pop down to the London Transport Museum shop and you can pick up the special wooden box set which includes a full set of Scrabble letters in the classic Johnston font. It’s limited to 2016 pieces and, if you ask us, perfect for a London family Christmas. Scrabble sticklers will know that proper nouns aren’t allowed, but if you can spell ‘bank’, ‘borough’, ‘angel’, ‘oval’ or ‘arsenal’ then you should definitely award yourself double points.

Buy the Special Edition Johnston Scrabble via London Transport Museum.

In other transport news, these photos of Londoners on the night bus are eerily beautiful

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