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April 2024 Newsletter

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Francesco Bongiorni

Spring is here! The most exciting time of year, when everything comes back to life. And if you’re not the best about new year’s resolutions, Spring may be an even better time to restart and set goals.

Read on to see how we’ve kicked off the season with lots of exciting work.

The Spring Editions

We’re excited to reveal our Part 1 collection of Spring work for College and University magazines. These covers and features set the stage for a Spring season of positivity, looking forward, and breaking new ground.

Check it out here, and stay tuned for part 2 later this season.

Trending: Hand-Drawn

Speaking of looking forward, earlier this year we made another illustration trend prediction. The style trend that we expect to grow in 2024 is defined by hand-drawn line art that is often sketchy or doodly, along with stylization, textures, and a little coloring outside the lines. It is intentionally unpolished and unequivocally human-made – an important distinction to make these days! Check out a few of our favorite examples of this style from our artists below. See more here.

Welcome, Francesco Bongiorni

We’re pleased to welcome illustrator Francesco Bongiorni to Rappart!

Francesco is an award-winning, trilingual Italian illustrator currently based in Spain. The impact and sophistication of his work is a great fit across many areas, with an international client base that includes editorial, publishing, packaging and travel/leisure. It’s an inspiring combination of adventurous scenes and thought-provoking concepts. Take a dive into his new portfolio.

Builder Magazine

Let’s talk about some great cover features our artists have illustrated for Builder Magazine!

Keeping in line with Spring feelings, Traci Daberko illustrated the cover story for Builder’s Q1 issue about all the factors that have builders feeling good about the Spring selling season.

Recently, two previous Builder cover features our artists worked on last year were announced as finalists in the Neal Awards, which recognize excellence in business-to-business journalism. Thank you and congratulations to Art Director, Alice Ashe!

Tech Tools – Illustrated by Mike Ellis – finalist for Best Art Direction for a Cover
The Opioid Crisis – Illustrated by Nadia Radic – finalist for Best Single Article and Best Overall Art Direction

On the Mind

Several recent projects have been all about the study of the mind, brain science and mental health. Of course, this makes for intriguing conceptual illustration! Here is a collection we made for your browsing pleasure.

Jean-Francois Podevin for Sarasota Magazine: Treating mental illness with psychedelics
Dan Page: Thinking doesn’t have to feel so hard
James Steinberg for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Jefferson University: innovation in treating substance abuse
Taylor Callery for Men’s Health: Master your mood
Jim Tsinganos for Harvard Magazine: How values correlate with voting patterns
Daniel Hertzberg for NPR: Body Electric
Zara Picken: Organizing your thoughts