Feelers – Icky Typography by Ari Weinkle

by . August 6th, 2015

WARNING: This is not for the faint of heart. Because worms.


“I” warned you!

It’s called vermiphobia—the fear of worms or anything that moves in a worm-like fashion.

Whether the artist aims to invoke this or not, you can’t deny that Feelers by artist Ari Weinkle is disgustingly awesome.


Feelers is a typographic experiment based on the movement on animal appendages. According to the artist, it started as a personal project to expand his technical abilities.

The rainbow gloss of each typographic creature evokes a sort of laboratory setting, something that you might see under a microscope. The motion looks so natural it’s hard to believe that they aren’t real icky creatures but creations using Illustrator, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, and After Effects.

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Check out the full animation below:

Ari Weinkle is an artist and designer based in Boston, Massachusetts. His primary influences are Japanese aesthetics, Native American iconography, semiotics, abstract expressionism, surrealism and philosophy.

Check out his personal website, as well as his Behance and Tumblr.

Did they make your skin crawl? Comment below!


Kevin is a reader first, a writer second, and a gamer somewhere in between. When not rooting for Tyrion Lannister for the Iron Throne, he's probably writing some morbid short story. He enjoys some surreal art, clever advertising campaigns, and a warm cup of coffee while reading Murakami.