Part appreciation and part tongue-in-cheek spoof, Haikus With Hotties is a "non-award-winning photo and poetry series" created by Ada Tseng. The project features haikus with Asian American male mediamakers in the form of a calendar. It challenges stereotypes of the Asian American male role on TV and digital media as well as redfines what it means to be "hot."
The 2017 calendar, Haikus On Hotties, features haikus written by the featured men and placed on them. All proceeds from the 2017 Haikus On Hotties calendar benefited Phil Yu's Angry Asian Man blog.
Haikus For Hotties, the 2018 calendar, invited fans to participate and write haikus for the featured men. The calendar also mimics magazine covers: a nod to the fact that Asian men are rarely seen on the covers of magazines.
Ada Tseng, Mai Nguyen
Calendar design, website design and wordpress / woocomerce theme development, social media assets