Printed using Essays 1743, a font by John Stracke, based on the typeface used in a 1743 English translation of Montaigne's Essays.


The stamps were created using original photography by Steven Brewer edited with the GNU Image Manipulation Software and Inkscape. The postage stamp border was created by Images by Heather M and is used by permission. The symbol for Spesmilo was created by wikipedia user Kwamikagami is in the public domain.


The haiku were written in 2010 and posted at The haiku originally appeared in a single line, but have been organized for publication into three lines of 5-7-5 syllables. The elipsis (or - ) represents the strong break and indicates where the cutting word (or kigo) would be placed if they were in Japanese.