A Book of Beards by Justin James Muir

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Born from the idea of Justin James Muir to photograph local beards in West Chester, PA, this cool coffee table book features some extravagant beards both local and exotic for a total of 125 bearded pages and 18 contributions. All the proceeds of the sales will be donated to help Mike, Justin’s brother and other cancer patients and survivors. Buy here

If the age of a tree can be determined by the rings it contains within, consider a man’s whiskers his own measuring stick. They come in all shapes and sizes. And the eventually will all turn grey at some point. Long or short, thick or thin, unkempt or cropped, the hair on a man’s chin can say a lot about the time he has spent on this planet.
Growing a beard is not something that can be rushed. It’s a slow process, staring at you in the mirror everyday. It is the epitome of the word “time”. And time can do a lot of things to a man. It can build him memories, friendships, and loves. It can take those very things away.
The question I am inevitably asked when meeting someone is “I wish I could grow a beard like that. How do you do it?” To which I respond with the only truthful answer there is…time.

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Davide

Davide was born and raised in the tiny Piemonte town of Biella, world-famous for its textiles and the hometown of Michaelangelo Pistoletto. A life-long passion for design and innovation led Davide to New York City, where he lives with his family. He created Gessato in 2006, and he's been pioneering new communication tools and techniques ever since.

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