Nigel Buchanan | Smithsonian Magazine

Nigel Buchanan | Smithsonian Magazine

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 | TIME Magazine

Nigel Buchanan | TIME Magazine

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 […]

Nigel Buchanan | Entertainment Weekly

Nigel Buchanan | Entertainment Weekly

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 | Rolling Stone

Nigel Buchanan | Rolling Stone

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 […]

Nigel Buchanan | Newsweek

Nigel Buchanan | Newsweek

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 […]

Best Portraits

Best Portraits

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 […]

Work Happy Personal Projects

Work Happy Personal Projects

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. […]

Nigel Buchanan | Rolling Stone

Nigel Buchanan | Rolling Stone

Client: Rolling Stone | Description: Nigel created an illustration for Rolling Stone’s review of Arcade Fire’s album “Everything Now.” Check out Nigel’s portfolio here

The Best of 2016!

The Best of 2016!

Once again we asked each of our illustrators to submit their favorite piece from the past year. We are honored to represent such an amazingly talented group of artists and are proud to present this year’s collection of work. The images are grouped by theme so be sure to make your way all the way […]

Casey at the Bat

Casey at the Bat

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 […]

Best of 2015!

Best of 2015!

We are back with our artist curated Best of 2015.  The artists were asked to select their favorite pieces  from this past year.  If we do say so ourselves, it’s an impressive body of work!  Please take a few minutes to look for some 2016 inspiration.

Our 2015 Communication Arts Winners

Our 2015 Communication Arts Winners

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, […]

Usc Wins Gold

Usc Wins Gold

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 […]

Artists Choice Awards

Artists Choice Awards

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 […]

Jake and Elwood!

Jake and Elwood!

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 […]

Experiencing Summer with Rapp|Art

Experiencing Summer with Rapp|Art

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 […]

Gerald and Cullen Rapp is Brewing Creativity

Gerald and Cullen Rapp is Brewing Creativity

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.