Year: 2004

REAS has come a long way from tagging subway trains as a kid. His work ranges from music (the Beastie Boys' Brooklyn Dust Elephant logo), media (The Source magazine logo), to even puppets (Comedy Central's Crank Yankers). One of the progenitors of modern street art, he got together with equally influential contemporaries like Barry McGee and Steve Powers to create Street Market at New York City's Deitch Projects in 2001. Three years later, REAS was part of the traveling Beautiful Losers exhibition, which set the precedent for the DIY attitude and evolved graffiti aesthetic that many consider "street art" today. That same year, he also dsigned a series of shirts for Supreme depicting cartoonish women with big butts.