Artist Marija Tiurina created this tasty backgammon set by repurposing a fancy Jaques London set to look like meat:
It's a custom backgammon set designed for a special backgammon lover. The ancient board game got its name from words 'back' and 'game', but I found it very amusing that it clearly has a word 'gammon' in it, which is a cured leg of pork. Browsing through existing sets on the internet didn't give me any results that would address that funny fact, so I decided to fill that gap in the handmade board game market.
More nice stuff on her Instagram:
And here's a timelapse of her at work on a watercolor:
• Backgammon board re-design! (via Behance)
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That right there’s an #irishsetter #babysitter.
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