Once every two years or so, the Extensis Community Blog, in a transparent attempt to drive up pagecount, has a contest wherein the participants write typeface haiku (or typeface senryū for sticklers. Hey, um, sticklers, we all think you're kind of bringing the party down).
I see through the attempt (due to it is transparent?) but I am not made of stone.
Although I am, apparently, made of honorable mentions.
Here are the contest winners.
And here are my submissions, for “posterity”:
(with the last one being the honorable mention one)
But look, there’s Book Antiqua:
Like two Captain Kirks
“My essay’s too short.”
(clicks Control-A; Courier)
“There! Ninety pages.”
For Bob Marley fans,
You want Gothic, not Roman:
“I shot the serif”
You use Lucida,
I will kick your ass so hard.
Please. Do not test me.
I composed this one
On a Linotype machine
Be sure to check this blog in roughly one biennial for more strained hilarity.