Wiggler is a type family that ignores the traditional process of designing letterforms. Instead of creating a set of outlines and delicately adjusting the curves, Wiggler starts with a collection of points clumsily plotted in the glyph space. The letters are run through a set of scripts that duplicates each letter, scrambling the points.
These alternates are captured within the stylistic sets feature of the open type format, allowing for up to 20 versions of each glyph. Versions of wiggler can be output with different levels of wiggle as well as different weights. Wiggler alludes to scribbling but is purely digital in its production and construction, allowing the letters to operate in digital typesetting environments like HTML in which the forms must retain a semantic relationship to each letter for human and machine reading.
Future versions of wiggler will utilize more robust character replacement and baseline shifting to avoid predictability in typesetting, offering surprise and anxiety to those who attempt to use it, or read it.