John S. Dykes | Yankee Magazine

John S. Dykes | Yankee Magazine

Spot several of John S. Dykes’ illustrations in Yankee Magazine’s collection of articles, “63 Reasons Why We Love the Cape & Islands” and start planning your next weekend getaway! See more of John’s work here.

Winners of American Illustration 38

Winners of American Illustration 38

Rapp artists continue their tradition of success in the American Illustration Annual by placing seven artists in this year’s Annual. This juried competition is a highly sought after accolade for illustrators around the globe, showcasing the best in illustration carefully selected from thousands of submissions. Congratulations to our winners this year: David Brinley, Nigel Buchanan […]

John Dykes | Santa Clara Magazine

John Dykes | Santa Clara Magazine

John Dykes was selected to illustrate the wraparound cover for Santa Clara Magazine. He helped celebrate Santa Clara University’s Best in the West designation from U.S. News & World Report by illustrating some other bests and firsts of California and the Bay Area AD: DJ Stout/ Pentagram Austin See more editorial work by John here and let […]

Map Mania

Map Mania

Our clients seem to have an insatiable need for maps.    Capable of providing direction on a global or small scale, maps serve an important role in our lives.  Publications, universities, resorts, and games all use maps.  Leave it to illustrators to invent unique ways to show us where we’re going.  We’ve selected a cross […]

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 […]

John Dykes’ Award Winning Campaign

John Dykes’ Award Winning Campaign

First Interstate Bank commissioned John Dykes for their new ad campaign! First Interstate is a regional bank in the western US and they wanted to use the maps to tell the story of banks’s interactions with the people and culture of each state.   John created three large map illustrations of Wyoming, South Dakota, and Montana, […]

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 […]

The RappArt Guide to Political Illustration

The RappArt Guide to Political Illustration

While the 2016 election cycle may seem like an endless loop of one of the Real Housewives series, this show has many months to go before it is cancelled. Each day brings new stories and opinions that require some kind of visual content. RappArt offers a wide array of fantastically talented illustrators to bring the […]

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.

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

A couple of weeks ago we asked our artists to complete the classic first week of school assignment, what they did on their summer vacation. We think Hal Mayforth and Bruce Morser best capture the highs and lows of summer. Camping, beach, and work seem to be the most popular activities. Take a minute to check out your […]

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 […]

John Dykes Makes an Impact

John Dykes Makes an Impact

American University commissioned John S. Dykes to create an expansive series of illustrations commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  The work is particularly timely and thought-provoking given the renewed debate on American race relations.  John does amazing work over a cover and three and a half spreads in a sketchbook style, […]

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 […]

It’s All About the Bag

It’s All About the Bag

It’s finally that time of year! The 2014 tote bags are being shipped to our favorite clients. This years designs are illustrated by Raul Arias, Traci Daberko, and Peter & Maria Hoey. Each bag includes a vintage-inspired hang tag designed by John S. Dykes. Please take a look and let us know you’re favorite–we would love to […]

Best of 2013

Best of 2013

  Happy New Year everybody! We are continuing the tradition of asking our artists to select their favorite work from 2013. This year we have a fantastic collection with a little something for everybody: newspaper pieces for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post; magazine work for Rolling Stone, Time, Scientific […]

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.