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
antennae
spider3 spiders
proboscis
drawing
millipede
bugs
thief burglar bug
mantis2 Mantis
queer
mosquito1 Mosquito
mosquito2 Mosquito
TWO
BRICK
TOP
thorax
topiary
slug
OCTOTHORPE
collective
angles

Individual insect substitution keywords