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

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,



Perhaps it was Emigre’s Zeitguys?

Those by any chance?

…or Thingbat?

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....)

Glad you got there in the end :)

Glad your little journey back in time was successful :)

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

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

URL: drtype.wordpress.com

; )