Meme humor typically has an incredibly brief life span, rocketing to the top of Twitter’s trending topics or scoring a spot on Tumblr’s Radar feature, then fading out of both sight and mind within a couple days, give or take a day. But Twitter user @darth, whose moniker/avatar suggests a firm association with the Weird Twitter scene, has taken the #bookswithalettermissing hashtag into his or her own hands, photoshopping hypothetical covers for the crowd-sourced book titles. Highlights include a skateboarder on the cover of Cormac McCarthy’s lost masterpiece The Rad and a genuinely cool mirror-image design for A Clockwork Range. Click through for more notable examples of hashtag humor developing into something beyond a tweet.
Written by Alison Herman