Every day at HDHQ we love checking out the daily report, which showcases the decks that have been published in the past 24 hours. It’s like a dynamic visual poem of the hundreds of stories being created with Haiku Deck each day. We look for decks to showcase in our Gallery and power users to become Haiku Deck gurus. It’s how we keep our finger on the creative pulse and get new ideas for making Haiku Deck better and more useful.
Every once in a while, one of us notices a Haiku Deck that’s so mind-blowingly awesome we get the team to drop everything and huddle around a desk to check it out. This was one of those.
The creative use of visuals really make this Haiku Deck a work of art in and of itself, but we were really intrigued by how these young artists used Haiku Deck to drive support for their Kickstarter campaign (now in its final hours–be sure to check it out!). We got in touch with Steph and Erin of KeseyPollock, who shared their story.
Haiku Deck: How did you end up using Haiku Deck?
KeseyPollock: We heard about it from our friend Debbie’s GoldieBlox Kickstarter campaign! As women artists seeking funds in a city that is currently celebrating lots of women artists (many of them already dead!), we wanted to communicate our role in that lineage. We wanted to celebrate the beautiful women of this city, the amazing artists and the potential for a vibrant city of arts, highlighting how important it is to support contemporary art if we want it to continue to exist. Haiku Deck allowed us to do this in a quick, visual, easy-to understand way. We really didn’t have the time or equipment to do a video. But we wanted a platform that was easy and fast to click through, where the pictures conveyed a narrative message.
Haiku Deck: How did you go about making and circulating your Haiku Deck?
KeseyPollock: Nothing fancy. We simply made signs, asked lots of women in Seattle to hold them and participate in what we called a photo-poem, and took photos with our phones. To circulate it, we just sent it to all of our friends!
Haiku Deck: And how has the response been?
KeseyPollock: The response has been great. It really helped us bridge the gap between all the celebration of women artists and what we are trying to do right now.