Dennis Grauel ‣ Makeshift Insects
Wurundjeri Country

Makeshift Insects is a collaboratively drawn typeface constructed from insects. In an online workshop with Arts House, artists and mentors from the Makeshift Publics program were invited to create a strange typeface in two stages:

  • We each drew a small insect
  • We collaboratively constructed an alphabet using our insects as building blocks

The typeface also contains individual insects (implemented via a contextual alternates feature) which are automatically substituted when their code names are typed.

Makeshift Insects is free and open source.

Github Repository ↗
Makeshift Insects
pincer
mosquito2 Mosquito
proboscis
TWO
PIE
thief burglar bug
collective
spider3 spiders
mosquito1 Mosquito
worm
antennae
mantis2 Mantis
bugs
thorax
slug
queer
angles
OCTOTHORPE
topiary
millipede

Individual insect substitution keywords