Shaw Nielsen | American University

Shaw Nielsen | American University

Wake up to the impact of recycling with Shaw Nielsen’s break down of coffee consumption for American University Magazine. See more of Shaw’s work here.  

Shaw Nielsen | Colorado Brewers Guild

Shaw Nielsen | Colorado Brewers Guild

Cheers to Shaw Nielsen for creating this year’s Colorado Brewers Guild annual ‘Pint Day’ pint glass along with a limited run of silk screened posters. See more work by Shaw Nielsen here.

Shaw Nielsen | Publix Supermarkets

Shaw Nielsen | Publix Supermarkets

Shaw Nielsen teamed up with the creative team at Publix Supermarkets to help create an animated Christmas storybook of three families during the holiday season. Each family shares their favorite holiday traditions as they create distinct holiday memories with the help of products found at Publix supermarkets.  The story is told in several animated parts beginning […]

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 […]

Shaw Nielson | PCMA Convene Magazine

Shaw Nielson | PCMA Convene Magazine

Client: PCMA Convene Magazine | Description: Shaw Nielsen does a map each month for PCMA Convene magazine with illustrated landmarks of each city. Go Out and About in Singapore: And view Shaw’s portfolio here

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. […]

Shaw Nielsen | Fatherly

Shaw Nielsen | Fatherly

Client: Fatherly | Description: Shaw created these humorous gifs for a Dewar’s scotch social media campaign on what gifts to get your dad for Fathers Day! Check out Shaw’s portfolio here  

Shaw Nielsen | Penfield Children’s Center

Shaw Nielsen | Penfield Children’s Center

Client: Penfield Children’s Center | Description: Shaw created 2 posters with some cute animals for the 22nd Annual Croquet Ball! Check out Shaw’s portfolio here  

GIFs or Jifs?

GIFs or Jifs?

No matter which team you’re on for pronouncing the word, (hard G or jif like the peanut butter) you’ve probably seen these fun animations popping up all over the internet. Several of our artists have followed trend, and made GIF animations in their unique styles. These GIFs are used for web versions of editorial stories, logos, […]

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 […]

2Communiqué and RappArt

2Communiqué and RappArt

We’d like to recognize the design firm of 2Communiqué and creative director, Kelly McMurray for their dedication to illustration and the frequent use of our illustrators.  2Communiqué was recently commissioned by two of their clients, AACSB and the University of Tampa to redesign their publications, BizEd and UTjournal, respectively. BizEd is a publication for business school deans and faculty and is read along with […]

Icons and Infographics

Icons and Infographics

Icons and infographics continue to trend as popular design choices in editorial, advertising, corporate communications, and motion graphics. Approximately 20 of our artists have iconic/infographic work in their portfolios. Six of those artists are particularly successful and we’ve compiled samples from each. If you’d like to see all our icon/infographic talent go to: http://rappart.com/?sfid=6739&_sft_specialties=icons Greg Mably Audubon […]

Rapp Artists for Teaching Tolerance

Rapp Artists for Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance, a publication from Southern Poverty Law Center, makes wonderful use of illustration. The publication is devoted to diversity, equity, and justice in education, and includes many thought-provoking articles. Teaching Tolerance hires some of the country’s best editorial illustrators and we are regular contributors. Thank you! This issue features four Rapp artists. Peter Horjus was […]

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.

2016 Tote Bags are Here!

2016 Tote Bags are Here!

We are very thrilled to share our new tote bag designs for 2016! This year’s wonderful illustrations are by Shaw Nielsen, Greg Mably, Andy Ward, and Traci Daberko. 2016 is the year of the monkey in case you are wondering about the monkey designs. Let us know your favorite.   Traci Daberko   Shaw Nielsen   Greg […]

Three Cheers for the Wall Street Journal!

Three Cheers for the Wall Street Journal!

The Wall Street Journal is a huge supporter of illustration, and the paper is much more than articles about mergers and mutual funds. Personal Journal, Off Duty, and other sections offer interesting features on wine, books, health, sports, real estate, etc. Rapp artists are regularly asked to illustrate these articles as well as financial and investment […]

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 […]

Celebrating Thanksgiving with G&C Rapp

Celebrating Thanksgiving with G&C Rapp

Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season. Virtually all Americans celebrate Thanksgiving using a familiar recipe of family, turkey, football, and of course pie. We’ve devoted this blog post to a few images that capture the spirit of this festive occasion. Alison Seiffer: A lot of thought and preparation goes into creating the […]

Illustrations That Inspire

Illustrations That Inspire

Universities are producing well designed, high quality publications as a means of staying connected to alumni, faculty, and students. Much of the content focuses on noteworthy alumni, prestigious faculty research, and student life. University publications regularly use our artists because we offer a variety of styles ranging from portraits (great for alumni donors) to process-oriented […]

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.