Aug 13, 2015

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Brian Rea

Brian Rea has a great passion for illustration. Based in Los Angeles, the former New York Times art director creates editorial illustrations for numerous publications (including a remarkable ongoing assignment for the Times’Modern Love column), and has been making a brilliant series of animations, books, posters, murals, installations, commercial work, and more. His artwork is smart, subtle, and multifaceted; simple line drawings with wash that can convey deep and complex meanings. There’s a great sense of both joy and intelligence in Rea’s work, and it looks like he’s having a blast working across so many formats and platforms. As he says, “It’s pretty damn fun to be an illustrator now.”

See my American Illustration Profiles interview with Brian Rea here.