Japanese Student Creates Typeface out of Leg Hair

Posted on November 22, 2011

Typography is an interesting subject. You can make fonts out of almost anything. For one Japanese typography student, leg hair seemed to be the ideal choice.

Mayuko Kanazaw of Tama Art University created a typeface sans computer using nothing but a standard camera and someone’s leg hair.

The leg hair is manipulated to look like letters of the alphabet, both lowercase and capital letters included.

How she managed to get each hair to stay in its desired shape is beyond me, but you have to admit, it is pretty impressive.

Going the extra mile, Kanazaw also created a mockup of an ad for Adidas using the typeface. I don’t think they’re gonna be calling her for their next ad campaign though.


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