Amid great fanfare, the Coma Futurist Society officially opened its first public exhibit this week at the Suds & Suds on Fourth Avenue. Entitled, “Future of the Moustache”, the exhibit features more than a dozen hand-drawn illustrations depicting what future moustaches might resemble in the year 2114.
According to Coma Futurist Society founder and curator, Micah Horncraft, the exhibit is the first of many planned in the coming months and will revolutionize the way people consider the future and facial hair in general.
"A lot of people don’t really stop and think about what things might look like in the future," said Horncraft. "The role of the Futurist Society is to share a vision with people and ask them to come along for the ride. The result is that people will have less anxiety and have more to look forwad to."
According to Horncraft, there is no reason to think that in one-hundred years, humans would not be capable of growing feather moustachesIf the illustrations in the moustache exhibit are any indication, the future moustache will bare little resemblence to its current form and functionality. Among the many striking forms of the future moustache, the feather moustache, in particular, struck many as shocking and even a bit confusing.
"People see the feather moustache and think it’s not possible for human beings to grow feathers under their noses like that," Horncraft said. "But do you think people who lived a couple thousand years ago could have imagined that humans today could fly around in planes or heat up burritos in like thirty seconds? Probably not."
The exhibit is being hosted by Suds & Suds, the popular bar and laundromat located in downtown Coma. Suds & Suds owner, Mark Pelfry, said any chance to draw attention and traffic to his business is worth a shot.
"I like a good moustache as much as the next guy," Pelfry said. "I was in as soon as they said the word ‘moustache’. It’s good for business. People, by nature, have a hunger to look into the future. Especially when it comes to facial hair."
Artist depiction of the “nosestache”. Horncraft said in the future, people will grow moustaches on the bridge of their noseHorncraft said his favorite piece in the exhibit features the “above the nose” moustache or, as he likes to call it, the “nosestache”.
"I grow wild with anticpation when I consider that sometime in the future people will grow moustaches on the bridge of their noses," an excited Horncraft said. "I just pray that day isn’t too far off in the future. What a fun world this will be whence that day doth arrive."
Horncraft said in the future, moustaches will be used as a form of simple communicationAccording to Horncraft, the exhibit is scheduled to run through March and many more exhibits are already in the works including exhibits about the future of pet clothing, chewing gum, fruit spreads and more.
"I think people will enjoy what we have to offer," Horncraft said. "This is the only place in Coma where you can see the future today."