This gorgeous typographic chess set, based around the Champion font by Hoefler Frere Jones, brings elegant simplicity to the game with each piece assuming the form of its initial. It's almost too pretty to play.
Developed by Jim Sutherland of Hat-Trick Design, each piece is laser cut from 25mm acrylic, and they range in size: the King towers over the board at 50mm tall, while the Pawn stands at just 30mm. The Knight, sharing its initial with the King, is represented by an adjoined KT.
Sadly, only 50 of the limited edition sets are going to be made, which means it will cost you $US450. Depending on how much you like typography and chess, that may or may not be worth it. [Hat-Trick via Design Boom]