michael allen shaves a font from his face for alphabeard
 
michael allen shaves a font from his face for alphabeard
feb 19, 2014

michael allen shaves a font from his face for alphabeard

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…

michael allen shaves a font from his face for alphabeard typeface
the complete typeface

Alphabeard_closed
the beard shaved from facial hair

michael allen shaves a font from his face for alphabeard typeface
the final typeface designed from beard

 

michael allen shaves a font from his face for alphabeard typeface  
bold and medium variations are determined by beard growth

michael allen shaves a font from his face for alphabeard typeface
the typeface spells out ‘designboom’!

  • That is the MOST unique alphabet I’ve seen! I love it!

    Robyn Buckwalter
  • I love it! This going to be my new default font! 🙂

    Nisse
  • hahaha oh wow next level. The typeface itself is rather illegible in some situations, but the shapes created are reminiscent of a fisheye effect. Cool to see what this inspires.

    Joa

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