• Nick Butcher

Nick Butcher is best known in Chicago as a visual artist, particularly for the gorgeous screened posters he’s made with his girlfriend Nadine Nakanishi (a onetime Reader employee) under the name Sonnenzimmer since 2006. Their artwork is marked by a charming sort of abstraction that mixes geometric shapes, text, and everyday objects into sparse collages, balancing precision with a decidedly homemade touch. The same can be said about Butcher’s less frequent work as a self-taught musician.