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Now Your Leg Hair Has Its Very Own Font

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Forget about tea leaves - you can now read the messages in your leg hair. An undergraduate design student at Tama Art University in Japan, tasked with coming up with a font that didn't use a computer, invented Leg Hair Font. Mayuko Kanazawa says that the idea came to her when she looked down at a male classmate's leg. The font was recently used in an Adidas campaign, but it's not clear whether it will ever go mainstream.
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