underHILL Presents: The Anarchist Banker
underHILL is excited to share our latest design with you.
The second text in our Nihil zine series, the Anarchist Banker, is bringing some much needed humour to diy zine racks across collective houses in Montréal, and now you too can break up the monotony of insurrectionary attack and self care crowding up that twine.
Staging a conversation between two bankers over a business luncheon, Fernando Pessoa's short dialogue skewers individualism by drawing it out to a hilarious conclusion. We were stoked to stumble upon this text, and even happier to spend hours putting this together, because the text does two things well that merit attention and that we wish we saw more of.
1) It creatively and entertainingly engages anarchist ideas in a different format than the essay.
2) It takes the position it sets out to critique seriously, if not with a certain cruel humour.
That it was written in 1922, and we've seen few examples like it since, makes it feel all the more necessary.
Check it out, we have the pdf's up on the site: https://underhilldistro.tumblr.com