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The Gospel of Frank Chimero

August 30, 2010

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Yesterday my friend Traceyjay sent me a link which could quite possibly change my life.  It was a post about designer Frank Chimero which contained a link to some of the best advice I’ve ever read.  If you are a creative type, want to be a creative type, if you’re a teacher, a student, or a person in general you should read this.  And if I can put 50% of it into practice, I have hope of becoming successful.

This one page from Frank Chimero’s is full of brilliantness.  And though I’d love to quote all of it, I’ll stick to three little bits.

  1. “If you say “retro” too much you will get hives and maybe die.”
  2. “If you meet a person who cares about the same obscure things you do, hold on to them for dear life.”
  3. “Success is generating an emotion. Failure is a million different things.”

I’m all inspired to go make something, to do something worthwhile.  First, go read it, then you go make something.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 30, 2010 9:25 am

    This could be my new motto. Thanks for sharing!

  2. August 30, 2010 10:55 pm

    OH, I forgot how much I loved that quote:
    “If you meet a person who cares about the same obscure things you do, hold on to them for dear life.”

    What’s your Myer’s-Briggs, by the way? (I was pondering this while I was in the tub — my guess… ENFP, but you could be S, but I know you’re an F, and I think you’re an E, and I’m pretty sure you’re a P)

  3. August 31, 2010 8:54 am


    Frank’s post was awesome! I posted about it too — totally copied you. Thanks for introducing me to a great new bunch of blog friends.

    xo -E

  4. September 2, 2010 10:48 pm

    #2 is why we are friends.

    and ditto what Elizabeth said. And now I want to link up to this post because it’s really what I would have said anyway!

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