Moustache

DONE Edited into Wikipedia [ view article | view edit ]

As part of my school project i chose to illustrate the entry about Moustaches from wikipedia,

Moustaches always have always made me smile, but this article explains in a serious manner. The difference between all the various types of moustaches, and their history.

My illustration:

This is an editable vector file (click to download the SVG)

 

Good Day :)

Yana.

"Shaving with stone razors was technologically possible from Neolithic times, but the oldest portrait showing a shaved man with a moustache is an ancient Iranian (Scythian) horseman from 300 BC."
wikipedia.org/wiki/Moustache

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Aug 13th, 2011

Now Discuss:

3 Comments

  1. mushon Aug 16th, 11

    I love this work. Especially since it plays on the thin line between the serious and humorous. The Wikipedia article itself is pretty amusing but regretfully because of Wikipedia’s layout the caption on your moustaches are not readable and it is hard to appreciate each moustache in its own form.

    I think there are two things that can make these moustache illustrations more powerful:

    1. Moustaches are almost always darker than the skin tone under them. I think the negative colors you chose take a bit away from their moustachiness. Maybe trying to work with positive colors might do a better job?
    2. Wikipedia has an image gallery component. It is rarely used but might serve well in this case. If every moustache appears as its own individual SVG you can present an endless gallery of moustache styles and even turn your work into an open invitation to add more moustaches to the gallery…

    The fact you made the moustaches in vector graphics and that you made the SVG file available to us for editing allows for some remix work.

    Would you mind if someone takes your work and remixes it?

  2. yanka Aug 16th, 11

    that is the idea of open source, right? :)

    • mushon Aug 16th, 11

      I guess it is… ;)

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