Rex Parker is an American artist, designer and illustrator. In 1986, Parker established an award-winning design firm in Hinsdale, later moving to Printers Row in Chicago before settling in Park Ridge, Illinois. Elected to the City Council, Parker chaired the first Park Ridge Art Commission which brought sculptures like “The Storyteller” to public spaces.
Rex Parker Design creates colorful, Art Deco-inspired collectible posters for many local service organizations and institutions. His works include posters for citywide street fairs, outdoor concerts and local charity drives. In 2018, Rex created thirty iconic posters for the McLean County Museum of History’s “Frederic Goudy: The Titan of Type” exhibition in Bloomington, Illinois. His work is in numerous collections including the California Route 66 Museum, Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University, University of Houston, and the William Morris Society Museum in London.