Nigel Buchanan was commissioned by Vanity Fair to illustrate the article “Rudy Country”. Nigel has also been selected as a featured contributor for the September 2021 issue. “The extreme expression I illustrated reflects what I would guess to be his constant stare of mind” Nigel states as he was depicting the former New York mayor’s […]
Nigel Buchanan was commissioned by Opera News to illustrate the cover of their special 2021 “Opera News Awards” issue. For the cover, Nigel illustrated portraits of Lawrence Brownlee, Cecilia Bartoli, and Janet Baker. See more of Nigel Buchanan’s work here. Check out this special issue of Opera News here.
Nigel Buchanan was commissioned by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) to create a series of digital murals showing Australian politicians settling their differences by sharing a lamb chop. Nigel drew inspiration from the “The Kiss,” the famous Berlin Wall mural. His MLA murals will be displayed around cities and border towns in Australia. See more […]
The University of Alberta commissioned two of our illustrators to create illustrations for the December 2020 issue of their alumni magazine New Trail. Jonathan Carlson created the cover illustration for the article “U of Amazing Alumni Stories: 100 Things We Learned Reading 100 Years of New Trail.” Nigel Buchanan created a series of full-page portraits […]
Nigel Buchanan illustrated the cover of Smithsonian Magazine‘s March 2020 issue, “The Defiance of Florence Nightingale.” Nigel’s cover illustration is a portrait of the brilliant statistician and historic figure Florence Nightingale. See more of Nigel’s work here.
Nigel Buchanan illustrated the cover the Sunday Business section of the New York Times on November 3, 2019. His illustration was a portrait of businessman and ex-CEO of WeWork, Adam Neumann, and accompanied the article, “Adam Neumann and the Art of Failing Up.” See more of Nigel’s work here.
The talented Nigel Buchanan was created another brilliant magazine cover for March’s Smithsonian Magazine. The article discusses the story of a man named Wendell Phillips, who is called the “American Lawrence of Arabia” See more portraits by Nigel here.
Nigel Buchanan was selected by TIME Magazine’s Design Director, Chrissy Dunleavy, to create 3 full-page illustrations for the annual “Person of The Year” issue. Nigel was honored to be chosen for Time’s most important and prestigious issue and created portraits of Donald Trump. Robert Mueller, and Moon Jae-In in his distinctive style. All three were shortlisted for the 2018 Person of […]
Illustrator, Nigel Buchanan was asked to create a portrait of the legendary investor, Nelson Peltz, CEO and a founding partner of Trian Partners for the December issue of Fortune Magazine. The portrait accompanied the article, “The Investor That Tripped On GE & P&G” where it discusses Peltz whether this is a turning point for him after […]
Nigel Buchanan was commisioned to create a portrait of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga to promote their latest film, “A Star is Born”. The film was well received by critics and audiences alike. As usual, Nigel captured the essence of both actors in character. See more of Nigel’s work here.
Nigel Buchanan was commissioned by Rolling Stone Magazine to illustrate a portrait of the pop sensational star, Sia. In the editorial spread, he uses a bright color to capture the personality of the singer and highlights the oversized blond wig she wears whenever she performs and presents herself to the public. See more of Nigel’s […]
Client: Newsweek | Description: Nigel Buchanan was originally hired to create a cover for the “Art of The Deal: Is Kim Jong Un Beating Trump at His Own Game?” Art Director, Michael Goesele loved both of Nigel’s sketches and the project expanded to include the interior spread. Check out the article here To see Nigel’s […]
Last week, with the passing of Stephen Hawking, Daniel Baxter posted his tribute to who the Gaurdian described as “scientist’s brightest star.” The portrait was shared by artists, industry leaders like the Workbook, but also by many celebrating the life of Hawking, showing the power in portraiture. Daniel’s uniquely styled portrait reminds of how there […]
2017 was a turbulent year for many of us for a variety of reasons. Through it all, Rapp illustrators found projects that brought happiness. Some commissioned, some self-initiated. Below you will find a curated virtual gallery of each artist’s most happy image from 2017 along with a brief explanation of why it made them happy. […]
The National Pastime Museum (an online-only collection of baseball artifacts, info and memorabilia) recently commissioned 19 of our artists to interpret and create work based on the poem “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest L. Thayer which was originally published in the June 3, 1888 issue of San Francisco’s The Daily Examiner. The artists were given […]
Once again RappArt is well represented in the prestigious Communications Arts Illustration competition. CA received 4300 submissions with only 163 winning selections. RappArt artists received 6 awards. Special recognition to Nigel Buchanan who won 3 times! Other winners are Brad Yeo, Richard Mia, and John Reinfurt. These artists are among the best in the field, […]
We’re excited to announce that four Gerald and Cullen Rapp artists played a huge role in the success of USC Dornsife’s award winning Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Food issue! USC Dornslife received a gold medal for best periodical and Rappsters Stephanie Dalton Cowan, Nigel Buchanan, Peter and Maria Hoey and David Brinley used their diverse skills […]
In the spirit of awards season, we’ve decided to create our own: The Artists Choice Awards. The idea is simple: it’s the image that each artist believes is their best of 2014. No micromanaging from the agent peanut gallery. It’s not always readily apparent why some images were selected, but we’re sure the artists have […]
Saturday Night Live just celebrated their 40th year on the air! To commemorate the occasion, Amtrak’s Arrive magazine commissioned Nigel Buchanan to create four cover images of SNL’s most iconic sketches: The Blues Brothers, Gilly, the Spartan Cheerleaders and Wayne’s World. Nigel does a great job capturing the essence of these characters. Now check out these classic illustrations […]
Summer is hot and so is our new collection of warm weather-inspired illustrations! We thought it would be great to show off artwork motivated by our favorite summer activities: relaxation, reading, fireworks, the beach. Oh did I mention relaxation? Check out an assortment of illustrations below by many of our talented Gerald and Cullen Rapp […]
With Halloween just around the corner, we’re excited to share a collection of mysterious, bizarre, and spine-chilling illustrations. We asked our artists to submit their favorite images that relate to the season. It’s a fun collection of work that we hope you enjoy.