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
bugs
TOP
insect1 critters
mosquito1 Mosquito
worm
thorax
TWO
tiny beings
spider3 spiders
collective
queer
OCTOTHORPE
proboscis
mantis2 Mantis
angles
assonance
thief burglar bug
mosquito2 Mosquito
slug
antennae

Individual insect substitution keywords