Inadvertant Haiku

September 13, 2011

“Fake or smuggled goods
More copyright infringement
China goes Fapple.”

— From August 30th


I love that someone thought of this. Koseli Cummings captures the latest headlines in haiku — and has them illustrated by top artists (the screen print above is by Will Ecke). Does the news go down a bit easier if it’s brief and presented as art? What say you?

P.S. — I’m thinking haikus are the original tweets. : )

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 sara f September 13, 2011 at 5:10 am

news do sound more appealing to read this way. and yes, of course haikus were the pre-historic tweets :-D i love that comparisson!


2 Verena B September 13, 2011 at 6:08 am

Awesome! Though as someone who currently lives in China, copyright infringement is only one part of the ugly side of Chinese culture.


3 justaub September 13, 2011 at 8:23 am

I love everything about this…the graphic quality of the illustration from the colors chosen to the way the artist perfectly captures the meaning of the haiku. I went on the site and fell in love with each of the illustrations. Thanks for sharing!


4 Design Mom September 14, 2011 at 2:55 am

I agree. It’s so well done!


5 CMN September 13, 2011 at 9:17 am

“Haikus as the original tweets”?? I love that! Such an interesting concept.
Love the print design as well. So compelling and interesting.
Thank you for finding and sharing both!


6 Koseli Cummings September 13, 2011 at 9:54 am

Thank you so much for sharing Inadvertent Haiku, Gabrielle! And thank you for the complimentary comments and positive feedback everyone. So much credit goes to the incredible illustrators that contribute to the blog. They are so generous with their talents.

I think headlines news does go down a bit easier if it’s presented in short tidbits—haiku—and is presented in an aesthetically pleasing way. Haiku totally IS the original tweet. Love that insight.

Thank you again.


7 Jules September 13, 2011 at 10:19 am

Haikus are the original tweets? I just fell in love with you.


8 Design Mom September 14, 2011 at 2:56 am

: )


9 Tricia September 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

I love this! Yet another bookmark courtesy of Design Mom!


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