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Brian Rea

Brian Rea is a Los Angeles based artist. He is the former art director for the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. He has produced drawings and designs for books, murals, posters, music videos, and magazines around the world. His work has appeared in Playboy, The New York Times, Outside Magazine, Men's Journal and Time among others and his design clients include Herman Miller, Kate Spade, Honda, Billabong and MTV.

Rea has also exhibited work in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo and Barcelona, Spain as part of the group show "Murals" at the Fundació Joan Miró. He recently returned to Los Angeles after living in Stockholm for a year and currently teaches at Art Center.

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“Every generation of image-makers changes, and the audience changes—and their appetite changes . . .” — Brian Rea

Brian is part of the short video on the New York Times site, OP-ED at 40: Four Decades of Illustration.

Wow, great interview Debbie and Brian!

Carl W. Smith

Another note of praise for Brian and is job at the Times was furthering the Op Art role for artists. He continually pushed artists and editors as to what could be done. Not an easy task. It is worth mention that it was Brian Rea who approached Times editors about Christoph Niemann doing his "Abstract City" blog for readers. This has been huge. Not only for Christoph but for the profession in general.
Felix Sockwell

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