Dealio Hound, in conjunction with authors Jaime & Raechel Faulkner, have created something unique and special with their range of haiku mugs.
So what is haiku?
Haiku is a classic form of very short Japanese poetry that contains a few key elements:
- Each poem consists of 17 "on" or "morae" (which are roughly equivalent to what we know today as syllables), spread over three lines, which contain five, seven, and five "on" (or syllables) respectively.
- A seasonal element or reference (e.g. summer, winter, cherry blossom, snow).
- The juxtaposition of two different ideas.
Our LuvKu's are inspired by these Japanese traditions, without adhering to them strictly - for example, we do follow the five / seven / five syllable pattern, but while many of them include seasonal elements and/or contrast two separate concepts, not all of them do as we have adopted a more modern approach to this ancient art form.
Each haiku collection comprises 50 mugs and an accompanying ebook.
The mugs feature a beautiful image that wraps almost all the way around the mug, with a haiku, inspired by that image, superimposed on both the front and back of the mug.
The accompanying ebooks contain all 50 poems from the collection, with one image / haiku per page.
Here's an example of one of our love haikus, called "The View From Up Here", both as it appears on a mug, and as the full image:
Note that the watermarks on the full image displayed above will not be present on the mug - they are only included here for copyright protection purposes.
And lastly, here is a 3D view that shows you approximately how the mug will look:
These are the haiku collections we have created so far:
- LuvKu (Volume 1), which is our first collection of love haikus to celebrate romance and Valentine's Day.
- LuvKu (Volume 2), which is our second collection of love haikus to celebrate romance and Valentine's Day.
- MomKu (Volume 1), which is our first collection of haikus to celebrate mothers, motherhood, and Mother's Day.
- XmasKu (Volume 1), which is a series of 50 haikus celebrating Christmas, New Year, and the holiday season.