Thursday, August 2, 2012

Evil Twin Notebook

How do you distinguish the “good” twin from the “evil” twin? Beards, moustaches and goatees all denote evil. It’s all about facial hair. Facial hair covers the face so it can mask the person themselves and their true maniacal intentions. When I think “evil twin”, I think about the parallel universe in Star Trek where evil Spock has a goatee. It’s been a long time since I saw that episode, but the “facial hair is evil” moral has stayed with me over the years.

Villains in movies and TV shows just can’t seem to resist the lure of facial hair that they can finger while they’re delineating their diabolical plans. He may be the twin of the hero or perhaps the evil version of that hero in a parallel universe. Either way, a person with facial hair is not to be trusted.

I thought it would be fun to have an Evil Twin Notebook. I kept it pretty simple; I hand carved a stamp with a moustache and “Evil Twin” type below it. When it was finished, I stamped a kraft Moleskine notebook in black ink. It may not be Spock’s evil goatee, but I think an evil moustache works just as well.

I also created a mini-card to go with the notebook; the mini-card has a moustache with “I love my moustache” type below it. The evil twin loves his moustache—it’s a point of pride for him. He’s chosen to grow it because it distinguishes him from the “good twin” (and he’s never wanted the be the “good” one…because that would be boring).

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