We all know that Frank Chimero is a pretty damn talented designer and illustrator, but did you also know that he’s a pretty brilliant writer and thinker too? I mean, you probably did, but after re-reading his four-part series “The Back Side of Your Gullet is Decadent and Depraved”, I just want to be sure you all know.
I’d recommend you give it a read yourself – be warned though, this is not your normal internetty-bloggy attention-deficit-disorder-induced writing, it’s long. Refreshingly long. Like, I need to stop what I’m doing, close all my windows on my computer and turn off the music and focus long, but in a good way (and, ironically, short if you were to take it out of the context of a blog entry…). The series is a wandering yet ultimately focused musing of a pretentious yet vulnerable graphic artist looking for nourishment in the face of a quarter-life crisis / slow-motion loss of innocence. A first-person Socratic dialogue on the philosophy of finding the profound in a world of shit.
Check it out and may we all find more nourishment (like this series) in our lives.