Koseli Cummings of branding strategies duo K&© has come up with a slew of illustrated ‘Inadvertent Haikus.’ Within the bounds of 17 syllables, each poem reflects on an article from a major news outlet. The verse is elegant in form and pithy in substance; this is shown by how Koseli Cummings expresses the key points of news stories while still maintaining an enticing sense of mystery and curiosity.
Many of the haikus have corresponding illustrations, adding a further layer of depth and interpretation. Indeed, the illustrations are as much stand-alone works as Cummings’s poems. Still, to fully appreciate both mediums, it is best to view them together; the words suggest a premise and the artwork flows from this.
Koseli Cummings’s ‘Inadvertent Haikus,’ as their name suggests, capture the unexpected flickers of curiosity and even grace from the often frenetic, chaotic events of the modern world.
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