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
insect1 critters
BRICK
spider3 spiders
mosquito1 Mosquito
TWO
TOP
mantis2 Mantis
topiary
collective
antennae
millipede
assonance
OCTOTHORPE
thorax
PIE
butterfly2 butterfly
yodel
tiny beings
angles
pincer

Individual insect substitution keywords