Dingbat set of well-designed critters, seen ca. 1999/2000

eliade's picture

Once upon a time, I came across a brilliant dingbat "alphabet"--all images of what I'd describe as creatures, critters, or monsters.

Examples of vaguely similar monsters:

  • Nibbler on Futurama
  • The vermicious knids from Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
  • The "Infiltration" monsters shown on this deviantART page.

Most notably I remember a cute one-eyed squid that I incorporated into my sigblock. But that was 10 years and 3 companies ago and any details beyond that are lost.

I torqued myself buggy from 2-4 a.m. tonight trying to find this set. Every search tactic from monkey-fried click frenzy to advanced googling failed. But even so, I feel like the dingbats were charming and memorable enough that a pro or aficionado might be able to name the artist without too much sweat.

Much gratitude in advance for any efforts, successful or otherwise.

Sleepily yours,


Conor's picture

Perhaps it was Emigre’s Zeitguys?

all about seb's picture

Those by any chance?

Conor's picture

…or Thingbat?

eliade's picture

Thank you all so much! These suggestions helped a lot--waking up with a fresher head and then reading these, I got some more keyword ideas and went searching again. The font I was thinking of is Keefbats by Keith Philips, shown below and for sale at his FontShop page. THANK YOU! :)

(Apologies for the elaborate Photoshopping. I haven't futzed around in a while and got carried away....)

all about seb's picture

Glad you got there in the end :)

all about seb's picture

Glad your little journey back in time was successful :)

Robert Trogman's picture

Go to my blog: drtype@wordpress.com and see a minimovie on dingbats

microspective's picture

Robert, that's an e-mail address, not a web address to your blog!

URL: drtype.wordpress.com

; )

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