Unique Butterfly Species Created with Typography

25-year-old illustrator and graphic designer Guusan recently developed a unique set of butterflies that won’t flutter away when you approach them. The project is actually a typography series in which each winged bug is formed out of select typefaces including Bodoni, Times New Roman, and Univers.

Various letters are arranged to form the colorful body, wings, and antennae of the delicate creatures. Using real species as the inspiration for the basic forms, Guusan mimics the bodies of many Japanese butterflies. When explaining how the project came to be, the artist simply said, “I imagined different fonts as butterflies and then created a specimen book based on that.”


guusan’s portfolio
via [Spoon & Tamago]






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

Read Article


Get Our Weekly Newsletter