Rex Ray produced his variation on a cartoon from the early days of space exploration, later adapted to mock the threat of space-age warfare, in this poster for the 1995 Primus New Year's Eve concert at the Oakland Coliseum.
A San Francisco native, Rex Ray is an acclaimed graphic artist whose visual works include paintings, collages, prints and photographs. Ray holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and his recent work employs 1950s-styled organic shapes inspired by Pucci designs. His posters are characterized by intense, jewel-like colors, and their stylistic variety reflect his ability to adapt lettering, sly symbolism, portrait art and free-hand drawing to unique artists and music. Ray has designed album and CD covers for David Bowie and The Drown and has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions in California, Washington, Colorado and London.