Caterpillar Typeface

This was an project for a Typography class - Create your own Font.

Caterpillar is a display typeface based on Palace Script typeface, born out of contradiction and confusion. The motivation for the name is the uncertainty of a caterpillar’s life. One day he is an ugly, hairy crawling worm — the next he is a beautiful, fluttering butterfly.

This typeface sits on the very edge of graceful yet awkward, beautiful and creepy at the same time. It is tricky, it echoes the metamorphoss of a caterpillar to a butterfly. The hairy texture personifies the longing of the caterpillar in the first stage of his life, while the elegant lines portray the ultimate goal of this creature’s life.