VENICE, CA, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011: Blik, the innovative maker of self-adhesive surface graphics, is excited to announce their newest artist collaboration with San Francisco fine artist Rex Ray and his R2 Lab. Inspired by Ray's original artwork, the wall graphics embody his signature mid-century modern aesthetic with abstract images and hand-cut shapes. The collaboration is a result of mutual admiration between the two parties.
According to Ray, "What's intriguing to me about Blik wall decals is that it's an amazing way for people to use the Rex Ray aesthetic and vocabulary in a personalized way, to create their own pieces that brighten and add dimension to the walls of their home, offices, or really any space they'd like!"
The initial Rex Ray/R2 Lab collection for Blik includes: A Mutual Bond, Skyline Rhythm, Spontaneous Horizon and Beyond the Borough. The minimalist designs are sure to add a cool modern flair to walls and make having museum quality art at home much more affordable.
"We think Rex's playful and always identifiable style will resonate with our core customers, as well as excite Rex's passionate fan base," said Scott Flora, Blik co-founder.
The four Rex Ray graphics are now available at Blik. High-res images available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT REX RAY: Rex Ray is a San Francisco based fine artist, whose collages, paintings and design work have been exhibited at galleries and museums, including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, University Art Museum in Berkeley, San Jose Museum of Modern Art, The Crocker Museum in Sacramento, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Cheryl Haines Gallery, Gallery 16, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. He is also a celebrated graphic designer and has worked on a wide range of custom projects for Apple, Dreamworks, Swatch and David Bowie among others. 2011 marked Rex's debut into product design with the launch of two lines: Rex Ray Studio as well as R2Lab. Rex Ray Studio is Rex's line of home decor, hospitality and interior design items. R2 Lab is Rex's line of stationary and accessory items. Both Rex Ray Studio and R2 Lab aim to allow individuals to incorporate elements of Ray's signature aesthetic through rich designs and textiles available at various price points and retail locations.
ABOUT BLIK: Based in Venice, CA, Blik is the leading designer and maker of innovative self-adhesive, removable surface graphics. Co-founded in 2002 by architect Scott Flora and food editor Jerinne Neils, Blik was an exploration into the concept of the "wall as canvas." Today, through groundbreaking production methods, original design and collaboration with such brands as Threadless, Upper Playground, Nintendo and Charles & Ray Eames, Blik is an I.D. Magazine Product Design Distinction Award Winner and participated in the esteemed Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial. Blik was also named as one of Entrepreneur's Top 100 Brilliant Companies for 2010. The full Blik product line is available online and at retailers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.whatisblik.com.