Order your copy of this first edition!
Does not ship till March - April, 2020


Per Diem: Graphics in Time by Sonnenzimmer (First Edition) will comprehensively document our commissioned and self-driven work from ca. 2003–2019. In doing so, it is a book on contemporary graphic studio culture and practice, where art and design meet. This anthology of work will paint a picture of how a studio practice encompassing both commercial and artistic pursuits looks amidst a changing media and cultural landscape, providing a window into a contemporary application of graphic expression through documentation. Moreover, the book will continue our trajectory of reassessing  the role of graphic arts and riding its elastic edge. We hope by visualizing this space, new realities for the working artist can be envisioned. Per Diem is a reference book of 16 years from-the-ground-up graphic expression through the pursuit of manual labor and the core resilience of two dreamers. By putting all our work together in this publication, we say: “Look, this is what we can gain from not separating art and design!” Over 1000 pages, we will attempt to show everything we made from logo design, to type specimens, to quilts, to paintings, to record covers, to gallery shows, objects, sculptures, and much more! You can get in on this first edition printing till March 1, 2020.


Acknowledgement: This book was made possible through the generous support of individual backers on the Kickstarter platform.

Per Diem: Graphics by Sonnenzimmer

  • Specs

    Published by: Sonnenzimmer
    Authors: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
    Design: Ronny Hunger
    Editor: Lauren Weinberg 
    Date: 2020
    Media: Perfect bound, 4-color digitally printed, 1000 pages
    Size: 6 x 9 inches

    Edition: tba
    Catalog number: SZ037