"Sonnenzimmer are a Chicago based duo with a massive portfolio of amazing screen printed work. They have an abstract painterly approach mixed with illustration and real understanding of the print process. Always blown away by the sheer volume of stuff on their site." - PEOPLE OF PRINT
"onnenzimmer is the Chicago-based studio of Nick Butcherand Nadine Nakanishi. Merging backgrounds in typography, printmaking, graphic design and fine art, we create hand-crafted posters, books, music packaging, publications, public art, and commissioned images for a wide array of clients. Most of our projects are screen printed in-house. We are always up for the challenge of producing unique visuals and concepts for projects." - SONNENZIMMER WEBSITE
SONNENZIMMER USE COLOUR AS A BOLD STATEMENT IN EACH PRINT IN ORDER TO CREATE VARIATION AND DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN SHAPES.
THE TOPIC OF EACH SCREEN PRINT VARIES ACCORDING TO BRIEF, HOWEVER, EACH PRINT IS ABLE TO COMMUNICATE A STRONG MESSAGE USING MINIMAL TEXT AND CAPTIVATING, COLOURFUL PATTERNS.
THE BOLD AESTHETIC OF SONNENZIMMER'S WORK IS SOMETHING THAT I WILL CONSIDER WHILST CREATING AND DESIGNING MY OWN PRINTS.
THE LINKING ELEMENTS BETWEEN SERIES OF PRINTS IS AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIVE TOOL AS IT ALLOWS THE VIEWER TO FAMILIARISE WITH THE AESTHETIC. ------> THIS IS SOMETHING I HOPE TO APPLY WHEN CREATING SERIES IN MY PRINT WEEK.
"I often find it hard to describe a song, but Sonnenzimmer does it beautifully – translating music into prints that instantly make you admire what you see. They’re also masters at turning content that don’t register on the treble or bass clef – design and art events, for instance – into powerful visuals, too." - INSIDE OUT