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Recommended Beard Reading

Bearding isn’t difficult. Just grow. Or: don’t shave. Sometimes it takes a few weeks to build up a face pilose enough to be complimented on it; sometimes it takes just a night or two. However one harvests and fashions their beard, time is the essential ingredient.

But if that’s not enough information — and it wasn’t for me — there are a few pieces of literature I recommend to any Beard Revue reader.  

Jack Passion’s humorous guide to all things hirsute, The Facial Hair Handbook

Allan Peterkin’s One Thousand Beards is more from the perspective of a curious being, probing the history and sociological aspects of the beard:

And, of course, the longest titled beard book ever: Beards: Their social standing, religious involvements, decorative possibilities, and value offence and defence through the ages. It also has one of the best book covers ever.

So that’s a start. And questions are always welcome, of course (just make sure you leave your email addy). 

Happy bearding. 

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Chart from Beards: Their Social Standing, Religious Involvements, Decorative Possibilities, and Value in Offence and Defence through the Ages

Beards: Their Social Standing, Religious Involvements, Decorative Possibilities, and Value in Offence and Defence through the Ages

From Wondermark

These are the endpapers from a 1949 edition of the Reginald Reynolds classic Beards: Their Social Standing, Religious Involvements, Decorative Possibilities, and Value in Offence and Defence Through the Ages.

A nice, normal, unstyled beard, though, says, ‘in the time I saved not shaving, I wrote you this song about an old schoolhouse.’ You know: nice.
From In Praise of Beards by Anna North at Jezebel.com (via wfb)
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Moustache Magazin

“Verehrte Leser. Vor euch liegt die erste Ausgabe eures neuen Lieblingsmagazins:

MOUSTACHE

Wir haben die Nase überm Schnauz voll von artyfarty-Künstlermagazinen, die sich im Blabla über den „neusten Scheiss“ verlieren, von Musikheftli, die statt guten Rezensionen einen Haufen Schwachsinn abliefern und von Modestrecken, deren Bestandteile wir uns eh nicht leisten können. Wir haben aber auch die Nase voll vom ständigen Motzen — deshalb nehmen wir die Sache selber in die Hand und machen von nun an alles besser. Man darf also gespannt sein.”

Dem ist nichts hinzuzufügen. moustache-magazin.ch

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B is for Beard

B Is for Beard by BT Livermore

B Is for Beard by BT Livermore

B Is for Beard by BT Livermore

B Is for Beard by BT Livermore

BT Livermore’s alphabet book, B Is for Beard, is now available through Banner Year Press!

B is for Beard is an alphabetic exploration of facial hair. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by either a style of facial hair or a historical figure known for his (or her) facial follicles.

13.75” by 7”, 32 color pages, perfect bound, four-color, screenprinted covers. Limited edition of 500.

The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face by Allan Peterkin

“A must for every man with a beard or the man planning to grow one!”
—Phil Olsen, Beard Team USA

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The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face by Allan Peterkin

“A must for every man with a beard or the man planning to grow one!”

—Phil Olsen, Beard Team USA

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B is for Beard is an alphabet book by Portland comic artist BT Livermore. And it’s effing rad.

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Portland comic artist BT Livermore puts together his alphabet book, B is for Beard.

Related: It will be on display at Keep Portland Beard this week. 

what covers my chin
keeps my face warm and cozy
it’s a hairy world
Bob Thomas

B is for Beard

BT Livermore B is for Beard A

BT Livermore B is for Beard B

BT Livermore B is for Beard C

B is for Beard is an alphabet book by BT Livermore. Everything is a beard or moustache reference. It’s the best thing you’ll read all spring. Available soon!

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