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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]

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