Saolin Sam Koi Kakter Is Back: 56 ‘Types’ of Moustache

I started shaving when I was 15 borrowing my father’s razor because I saw some unnatural hairs growing on my face. My mother and sister told me—rather they scolded me and reasoned that it would rather make the facial hairs would grow longer! What was that suppose to mean?

When I got some sense about the beard-and-moustache thing, I was 17 and the school teachers added insult to the injury because I liked natural growth and there was only one reason for the confusion: they were assholes. One of them who taught biology, would say that he read newspapers from backwards, leaving the political craps on the front pages, so that he can read the sports news first and then whatever-he-liked-we-never-knew craps in the shit-scattered newspapers. I’d assume he read about Sunny Leone (or any porn stars of those days), like the esteemed The Hindu featured ‘sensational news’ these days on their back pages. It was not that he liked sports, because apparently he was a fat guy who a few years earlier had got married to a famous local smuggler’s daughter, and he told us he didn’t like politics. See how much these assholes distract me!

These graphics are not related to family, fucked-up teachers, smugglers or whosoever/whatsoever. Typography was never political, and I believe it will never be. For instance, font combination never depends on a majority party or an incestuous political group but on a certain level of design layout. Design is, according to Robert Bringhurst in his The Elements of Typographic Style, the craft of endowing human language with a durable visual form.

The following circled graphics are from a list of braces that can be used as an moustache icon and that are known by different names: flower brackets, French brackets, curly brackets, definite brackets, swirly brackets, curly braces, birdie brackets, Scottish brackets, squirrelly brackets, gullwings, seagulls, squiggly brackets, twirly brackets, Tuborg brackets, accolades, pointy brackets, fancy brackets and so on.

Developed from Saolin Saloon — Moustache Mania that was posted in May 2012 on this blog
Saolin Saloon — Moustache Mania



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