Jeffrey Smith | Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul

Jeffrey Smith | Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul

On August 16, 2018, The world received the tragic news of the passing of Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul. Fans all around the world mourned the loss of the legacy. From politicians- both Republican and Democrat to musicians from a spectrum of genres, and of course artists, that paid tribute in the best way […]

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 […]

Jeffrey Smith | Teaching Tolerance

Jeffrey Smith | Teaching Tolerance

Client: Teaching Tolerance | Description: Portrait of Maya Angelou in celebration of what would have been her 90th Birthday. To view Jeffrey’s portfolio click here

“How to Build an Autocracy”

“How to Build an Autocracy”

Jeffrey Smith has been busy at work for the March 2017 issue of The Atlantic! Jeff created a cover and two article openers for the magazine featuring Donald Trump in his new role as President. These articles explore in detail how Trump can become an authoritarian and how civil society can fight back.  Jeff’s dramatic watercolor […]

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 […]

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.

Compelling Covers

Compelling Covers

RappArt is well known for it’s strong portfolio of conceptual artists suitable for editorial projects. But many of the same artists have completed terrific publishing assignments. We have a range of possibilities led by graphic novel influenced artists Michael Cho and Asaf Hanuka. Assignments have included covers for trade fiction, YA, and fantasy. Check out […]

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 […]

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone Magazine is a great supporter of illustration.  Every issue features a compelling opening illustration for it’s album review section.  The designers have great taste, using some of the world’s top artists.  Over the past couple of years, several of the Rapp artists have been selected, most recently with Raul Allen in the October […]

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 […]