michael allen shaves a font from his face for alphabeard
all images courtesy of michael allen
new york city-based designer michael allen has sacrificed many beards in the creation of a typeface shaved away from his own facial hair. for ‘alphabeard’, allen has carefully sculpted every letter of the alphabet from his beard, including punctuation — a period and a comma. bold and medium variations are formed from the thickness and thinness of the stubble, and hair growth in varying contours and linear arrangements creates each letterform. take a look below for the whole set, and to see the font spell out designboom…
the complete typeface
the beard shaved from facial hair
the final typeface designed from beard
bold and medium variations are determined by beard growth
the typeface spells out ‘designboom’!