Today we're sharing a kind of rug that is a bit different than usual. Artist Rex Ray designs rugs that are not traditional. Rather than look to the past for inspiration and stick to the precedent set by past hand-woven rugs, these knotted rugs look ahead to the future. They have bold, often irregular patterns and shapes adorning their surfaces. While some might scoff at designs that break the mold, we believe that innovation and fresh designs fit well into the world of finely made rugs.
Rex Ray is a San Francisco based fine artist, whose collages, paintings and design work have been exhibited at galleries and museums, including the The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, University Art Museum in Berkeley, San Jose Museum of Modern Art, The Crocker Museum in Sacramento, and many, many more.
He is also a celebrated graphic designer. He has created work for Apple, Dreamworks, Sony Music, Warner Brothers, City Lights Publishers, Matador Records, Serpent's Tail, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Rizzoli, Powerhouse, Mute Records and Crown Books. His package designs for David Bowie, as well as for Joe Satriani, Diamanda Galás, Matmos, and Deee-Lite, have earned him an international reputation for his innovation in type and with original photographs, drawings, and collage. He has designed over 100 historic Bill Graham Presents rock and roll tour posters, including ones for The Rolling Stones, Patti Smith, REM, Bjork, U2, and Radiohead.
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