The Back of a Chair is a character created by best friends from high school EM & AA, who debuted the project as a small format printed zine at the LA Art Book Fair in early 2017. The chair continues to navigate the murky waters of online dating, posting updates regularly on Instagram (@backofachair).

EM is the Director of Research, overseeing outreach and data collection. AA is the Chief Illustrator, and like EM an expert at making jokes about people she doesn’t know and will never meet.






Back of a Chair Zine

Published in 2017, edition of 200
Available in Los Angeles at The Pop-Hop & Stories, in Berlin at Neurotitan, Renate & SchikkiMikki


Back of a Chair Valentine Card

on 300g, 100% Recycled Paper