Chess Foundry 11/04/17

Chess is a beautiful, ancient game, but today most games are played online. Most of the piece sets used on chess websites and in chess apps don’t really look very good, and I’m a designer, so that bothers me.

Chess Foundry is a pet project of mine making custom digital chess sets. It’s surprisingly difficult, because you have to balance the aesthetic qualities of the pieces with the functional qualities. It’s sort of like designing a font, insofar as you are trying to work within the expectations of people, while imparting a new flavor.

I’ve built a website to showcase some of the sets I’ve worked on. Go check it out.