Poster Pick, Week of August 26, 2012: Sonnenzimmer
This week’s Poster Pick is by one of my personal favorites: the incredible design duo of Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi, better known as Sonnenzimmer. What a tough choice though. After first seeing this new poster they did for Ballroom Marfa celebrating Marfa Dialogues and Carbon 13 I was thoroughly blown away. I love this poster’s gorgeous layout mixing sharply-angled script type with over-sized halftones and intentional registration shifts. And the large lips imagery immediately brought to mind some of my favorite aspects of classic pop art and retro Polish film posters.
But then they had to go and release this amazing new Deerhoof poster and I was stuck with a tough decision on which to feature. So I figured, what the heck. Why not make it a big ‘ol Sonnenzimmer love fest and just feature both.