I always like getting e-mails from Yumi of Orange Plankton not only because it's a good feeling to receive correspondence from the singer of a band I think is one of the best in Japan, but also because I enjoy looking at all the happy typographical creatures that populate her e-mails.
For example, in her latest message, in the subject line saying 'It's Yumi', there is this guy, smiling and giving the thumbs' up:
After 'Dear Ken' in the text is a shy creature,
her (?) cheeks blushing as if she met someone unexpectedly.
Where Yumi says she is psyched about a future show in Okinawa sit these twins,
with musical eighth-notes on either side of them (I don't know how to generate that symbol). Do they represent Yumi and Orange Plankton's pianist, Yuki?
And the e-mail closes with a happy but bashful creature:
Every e-mail of hers is filled with these shift-key spirits.
But don't think she is one of those mindless people who type little happy faces all day: no, in reality, she's a poet. If you can read Japanese, take a look at her song lyrics, full of vivid images that stay in the mind.