Graphic Designer Creates Font By Shaving Letters Into His Beard

The first graphic designers had a dilemma- how can they create typography when art supplies had yet to be invented? The answer, it turns out, was quite simple- grow some facial hair, then trim it into the shape of each letter in your custom font.

This worked for individual letters, but writing a sentence meant involving all kinds of guys with shaved beards, and since there weren’t any picture etching pterodactyls around to capture each letter individually the whole process was a total pain.

Now we have computers and digital cameras and electric razors, so graphic designer Michael Allen had no problem creating his hairy font Alphabeard Beardface, although Michael does share this thought- "Many beards have been sacrificed for this project." Sacrifice, it seems, is the key to making a successful beard based font. That, and rapid growth.

-Via Nerdcore


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