Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Todd James is an internationally known artist and designer who spent the bulk of his childhood and adolescence watching cartoons, eating cereal, and writing graffiti. Through his work on NYC’s subway trains, as REAS, he mastered the practical challenges of good design at an early age. James’s commercial works include logos for clients such as the Beastie Boys, The Source, Eminem, Mobb Deep, and Redman, and remain some of rap music’s most enduring icons. As the Puppet Designer and as a Production Designer on Comedy Central’s hit show Crank Yankers, James’s singular aesthetic sensibility was introduced to a television audience with great success. On the fine art side, work by James has been shown at the 2000 Venice Biennale, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Tate Museum in Liverpool, and at Dietch Projects in NYC as well as the Beautiful Losers museum tour. Most recently making paintings for his second show in Copenhagen at V1 gallery and working on new projects for Adult Swim. James currently resides in New York, which is homebase for his company, REAS International.