• Steven Heller

What’s the Animal Atop Your Lip?

Did you know that those slivers of fur on men’s upper lips, those fuzzy-wuzzies called mustaches, actually have names? Like pets. I recently came across this Voila display of the little demons and was interested to learn that Hitler’s sliver of a stash was somewhere between the Mouche and Chaplin. Then there is the Dandy in two styles and the Flynn, which looks suspiciously like two mating mice.


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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →

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