Sonnenzimmer - Didactics
By Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi, co-published by The Green Lantern Press
Media: 1/1-color offset cover, 2-color and 4-color offset interior
Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
DIDACTICS by Sonnenzimmer (the Chicago- based art studio of Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi) is a collection of two out of print self- released artists' publications combined anew. Pairing Warp and Weft: Poster Construction (2012) and Formal Additive Programs (2010), Sonnenzimmer opens a window into their creative process, while expanding the canon of compositional practice related to both art and design. With this new iteration, the design studio contends with the duality of improvisation and formulated outcomes, while striving for the poetic and pragmatic in their approach to the visual field. While the first part of the book focuses on past poster work with a pragmatic and in-depth project breakdown (clients include the National, the Books, Mouse on Mars, etc), the second, Formal Additive Programs, aims to make a case for composing images through concise programs that embrace conscious flow.