What we did on our summer vacation

What we did on our summer vacation

Thru the past several months, a few of our editorial illustrators were commissioned to illustrate covers and literature for university magazines across the country. From technology magazines to scholarship fundraising, our illustrators capture academic subjects and translate them to visuals wonderfully. As the school bells ring to welcome students, we’d like to share a few […]

Coke + Coffee

Coke + Coffee

Loe Lee partnered with Havas Atlanta to create six cinematographic-esque ads for Coca-Cola’s 2021 campaign, Coke + Coffee. Using whimsical illustrations, Loe Lee showed how Coke + Coffee can reinvigorate you to get through that mid-workday slump. These ads were originally displayed with original “lo-fi” beats to produce those dreamy, working/studying vibes. Scroll on to […]

The New York Times: Sunday Business

The New York Times: Sunday Business

We are thrilled that two Rapp artists, Nigel Buchanan and Taylor Callery, were recently featured on the cover of The New York Times Sunday business section! Nigel Buchanan Nigel’s portrait of Joe Rogan captures his incendiary personality: Taylor Callery Taylor’s bold, graphic illustrations for a story on Facebook really illuminate the text.

University Magazine Covers

University Magazine Covers

This spring, an impressive number of our editorial illustrators were commissioned to illustrate covers for university magazines across the country. From engineering school to law school to medical school, our illustrators understand how to bring an academic subject to life visually. As the school year comes to a close, we’d like to share a few […]

Winning Illustrations: American Illustration 40

Winning Illustrations: American Illustration 40

We are delighted to share that 11 of our illustrators have been selected by American Illustration for their 40th annual archive, which showcases the best illustrations of the year. Keep scrolling to see this year’s winning illustrations. Taylor Callery, The New York Times “In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. […]

Celebrating Earth Day Everyday!

Celebrating Earth Day Everyday!

Earth Week comes during the most beautiful time of year. With trees and flowers in full bloom, it’s hard not to be grateful for our planet. Our illustrators harness this beauty to create compelling nature and environmentalist illustrations year-round. To celebrate Earth Day, we curated a post of our favorites from this past year. Daniel […]

Portrait Illustrators

Portrait Illustrators

Many of our editorial illustrators have mastered the art of portraiture. They know how to capture the physical qualities and expressions that make us all unique, while infusing each portrait with their creative edge. Keep scrolling to get a sense of the breadth of portrait illustrators we represent. Nigel Buchanan John Jay Cabuay Douglas Jones […]

The American Shamecards Collection

The American Shamecards Collection

Five of our illustrators collaborated pro bono with the non-profit Change The Ref on their campaign The American Shamecards Collection. Shamecards is a collection of vintage-inspired travel postcards, which fights for gun law reform. The postcards recount different shootings in each state and were created for Americans to mail to their representatives in Congress. Keep […]

Black History Month: Celebrating Black American Leadership

Black History Month: Celebrating Black American Leadership

We are proud to honor the lives of the Black Americans who have led and currently lead our country across all industries this month. Scroll through to see portraits of just a few of these remarkable figures created by our illustrators. Kamala Harris, Vice President Illustration by Douglas B. Jones Phoebe Robinson, Comedian – Ta-Nehisi Cotes, […]

Publishing Projects

Publishing Projects

Led by our expert agent Nancy Moore, our illustrators have worked on an array of book publishing projects, from educational children’s books to fantastical young adult fiction to non-fiction self improvement books. Keep scrolling to see a few of our favorite publishing projects from the past year. Yuta Onoda, The Beast Warrior, Mars Patel, Hungry […]

Creative Boom Feature

Creative Boom Feature

Every year, Creative Boom Magazine releases a list of illustrators they predict will make a big splash in the new year. We were thrilled to read that three of our illustrators have been featured in this year’s roundup, “30 awesome illustrators to follow for inspiration in 2021.” In this article, Creative Boom shares a short […]

A Year’s Worth of Gratitude

A Year’s Worth of Gratitude

We may have swapped our stilettos for slippers and our dance floors for Zoom screens, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t celebrating the new year! 2020 challenged us all in ways we never expected, but with this challenge also came a heightened sense of gratitude. We are grateful for our ever inspired illustrators who continue […]

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

The days are getting shorter and colder, and that can only mean one thing: the holidays are approaching! Our illustrators are busy at work illustrating holiday greeting cards, editorial stories, book covers, and commercial campaigns. Daniel Diosdado for Aegon Seguros Jessie Lin for the China World Summit Wing Jordi Ferrandiz Dan Page for The Boston […]

Sean McCabe: A Rolling Stone Retrospective

Sean McCabe: A Rolling Stone Retrospective

Sean McCabe‘s vibrant photo collages have been decorating Rolling Stone Magazine for years. Most recently, Sean created Rolling Stone Magazine‘s November 2020 cover illustration featuring a portrait of presidential candidate Joe Biden. Keep scrolling to see a selection of our favorite Sean McCabe Rolling Stone illustrations from the past few years. November 2020: Cover September […]

UCDA Design Conference Recap

UCDA Design Conference Recap

Earlier this month, our agent Jodie Hein presented on how and why to commission an illustration at the Virtual UCDA Design Conference. In her presentation, Jodie gave university art directors a step by step tutorial on how to navigate art commissions, work within their budget, and select the correct rights and usage. She also shared […]

The Little Things in Life

The Little Things in Life

The “new normal” has been a difficult period of adjustment for everyone. It’s easy to feel trapped in a routine or bored around the house, but our illustrators always find a way to appreciate the little things in life. From redecorating our spaces to reconnecting with old friends, we still have a lot to be […]

So Long Summer…

So Long Summer…

Whether it’s falling leaves to symbolize the passage of time or apples to welcome students back to the classroom, our illustrators create beautiful autumnal imagery. This season’s iconic color palette makes for vibrant illustrations, with styles ranging from 3D realism to graphic vector to hand drawn illustrations. Matthieu Forichon Mark Fredrickson Mike Ellis Fatinha Ramos […]

Deloitte

Deloitte

Our collaboration with Deloitte continues to grow under the expert guidance of our editorial agent Jodie Hein. Approximately 20 illustrators from Rapp Art and our sister agency Mendola Artists have worked with Deloitte in just this past year. Deloitte’s signature circular frames make for exciting illustration projects. Keep scrolling to see a few of our […]

Summer Sunsets

Summer Sunsets

There are few sights more beautiful than the glowing sky as it fades from blue to orange to pink and settles into dusk. This fiery time of day conjures strong feelings, which our illustrators tap into to create powerful imagery surrounding love, relaxation, a sense of home, and more. Daniel Diosdado Pete Lloyd Tatjana Junker […]

Taylor Callery: Covid-19 Editorial Illustrations

Taylor Callery: Covid-19 Editorial Illustrations

Taylor Callery has spent quarantine creating Covid-19 related illustrations for the biggest editorial publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Keep scrolling to see a few of his recent standout projects. “In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both.”The New […]

Working Together

Working Together

Rapp Art is a community of nearly 100 illustrators from all around the world. The diversity of our illustrators leads to the brilliant variety of styles and concepts they create. During these remote, often solitary and scary times, our illustrators remind us that we are all connected, equal, and important. Let’s continue to work together […]

University Magazine Illustrations

University Magazine Illustrations

Universities across the country are finding creative ways to keep their campuses engaged remotely. University magazines serve as an important resource for the students, alumni, and faculty to stay up to date with their schools from a safe distance. Our editorial agent Jodie Hein continues to lead a powerful collaboration between universities and our illustrators. […]

Celebrating Creativity

Celebrating Creativity

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou It is easy to feel limited by the many restrictions set in place due to COVID-19, however one thing remains accessible and limitless: our own creativity. We have seen creativity take so many forms throughout this pandemic: from 3D printed […]

Working From Home and Other Coronavirus Assignments

Working From Home and Other Coronavirus Assignments

The Covid-19 pandemic has created numerous assignments for our illustrators. Various aspects of working from home or being isolated have become popular themes along with stories about our healthcare workers and first responders. We have curated a small gallery of editorial assignments from the past few weeks, leading with Robert Neubecker’s cover of The Wall […]

Earth Day

Earth Day

In this time of self-quarantining and staying at home, many of us are missing out on the signs of spring this year. We may not be able to frolic through blooming fields of flowers or hike our favorite mountain to view the budding trees below, but we are still forever thankful for our beautiful planet. […]

Photo Collage

Photo Collage

Photo collage bridges the fields of illustration and photography to create dynamic and larger than life images. Our illustrators’ expert understanding of color and creative thinking lead to original photo collage illustrations that tell a story and catch the eye.   Sean McCabe Stephanie Dalton Cowan Daniel Hertzberg David Vogin Taylor Callery Anthony Freda Gordon Studer […]

Real-Life Superheroes

Real-Life Superheroes

To all the doctors, nurses, and hospital employees working around the clock to save lives, THANK YOU. It fills us with hope to see the many videos of neighborhoods cheering on healthcare workers as they leave every evening during this pandemic. On National Doctors Day, join us in virtually cheering on these real-life superheroes through […]

A Silver Lining

A Silver Lining

Illustration holds the power to communicate emotions and thoughts that are not so easy to express with words. As we enter a period of social distancing, we are confronted with emotions like anxiety and loneliness, but also gratitude and empathy. We have seen our local communities ban together to support our neighbors and small businesses, […]

Get Animated!

Get Animated!

Make your website come to life with a dynamic animation. Reformatting your upcoming live events into online conferences does not have to be a disappointment. Health and safety measures are in style and so are illustrations. Let’s excited to gather virtually with cool graphics and compelling animations. Aldo Crusher Jones & Company Emanuele Colombo blindSALIDA […]

The Women of Rapp Art

The Women of Rapp Art

On International Women’s Day we’d like to highlight our incredibly talented women illustrators. These women advance the field of illustration with their innovative concepts, unique styles, and passionate work ethic. We are proud to represent illustrators who create such inclusive and empowering images. The following illustrations highlight the power and importance of representing women across […]

Aldo Crusher Two Dots

Aldo Crusher Two Dots

Travel across the world and beyond without leaving the comfort of your couch with Two Dots‘ weekly Treasure Hunt game illustrated by Aldo Crusher. Since January 2017, Aldo has created over 125 Treasure Hunt maps for this mini game. Released every Thursday, each Treasure Hunt contains seven levels and the player has four days to […]

African Americans and the Vote: Celebrating Black History Month

African Americans and the Vote: Celebrating Black History Month

Since President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, every American president has endorsed a theme for Black History Month. This year, the theme is “African Americans and the Vote,” in honor of the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women’s suffrage and the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment giving black men the right to […]

Editorial Illustration

Editorial Illustration

Representing nearly 100 award-winning artists, editorial illustration is at the heart of who we are here at Rapp Art. Our illustrators constantly create new and interesting ways to visually convey concepts. With sharp minds and limitless imaginations, their work has made it on the cover of prestigious editorial publications across all industries, from daily newspapers […]

Decade in Review Illustrated: The Biggest News Stories of the 2010s

Decade in Review Illustrated: The Biggest News Stories of the 2010s

As another decade comes to a close, we reflect on which current events will define the 2010s. With free access to countless news outlets and social media platforms at our fingertips 24/7, it’s hard to keep track of it all. This timeline follows the biggest news stories in the United States each year from 2010-2019. […]

Introducing our 2020 Tote Bag Designs

Introducing our 2020 Tote Bag Designs

We are tote-ally excited to share our 2020 tote bag designs with you! Our illustrators blew us away this year with their brilliant concepts and bold designs, selecting just four was not an easy task. The winning illustrators – Shaw Nielsen, Loe Lee, John S. Dykes, and Aldo Crusher – infused their images with personality […]

Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Feast

As the days get colder and shorter, it is easy to feel resentment towards the month of November. Thanksgiving reminds us, however, that we have a lot be be grateful for, namely food. So whether your feast will stay traditional this year or you try a few new recipes, we wish you a delicious Thanksgiving […]

Out of this World

Out of this World

October is here, which means it’s time to break out our spookiest lawn decor and practice the monster mash. One if the greatest aspects about illustration is its ability to depict absolutely anything, no matter how fantastical. For this reason, Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year. The following illustrations are out […]

University Illustrations

University Illustrations

Led by our editorial agent Jodie Hein, our collaborations with universities continue to develop and grow. The following illustrators deliver exciting, new work to universities across the country and beyond. Keep scrolling to see a comprehensive collection of university illustrations for editorial covers, portraits, infographics, maps, donor gifts, and campus products. Editorial Covers Aldo Crusher […]

Publishing

Publishing

People often remark, “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover,” but we beg to differ. From YA, to biographies, mysteries to children’s books, our illustrators capture the compelling content they represent with stunning cover art. Working in both traditional and digital media, these artists bring their unique styles to both representational and conceptual book […]

Richard Mia in Paris

Richard Mia in Paris

Conceptual illustrator, Richard Mia, partnered with Paris’ town hall, Ville De Paris, to create a direct marketing campaign promoting sustainability and a healthy lifestyle for their citizens. Richard Mia illustrated 15 posters celebrating life in Paris, which can be seen all around the streets of this beautiful city. The project was realized through the major […]

Embrace the Fall

Embrace the Fall

We know how hard it is to move on from long, sunny days at the beach, but we hope these images help you fall back into your groove this season and embrace the fall… Chi Birmingham – Nature makes its own music with the sound of rustling leaves. Matthieu Forichon – Switch up your wardrobe. […]

GIFs Galore!

GIFs Galore!

We may not all agree on the correct pronunciation of the acronym GIF, but I think we can all agree that they are glorious. Many of our multi-talented illustrators are also expert animators who create their own quick, clever GIFs and can collaborate on longer form animations. With clients ranging from The New York Times […]

Double Vision

Double Vision

The editorial world has a lot of unavoidable overlap: whether it’s a historic current event, pop culture reference, lifestyle trend, or timeless metaphor. Regardless of inevitable similarities in certain subject matter, our artists infuse each illustration with their unique styles and constantly come up with fresh perspectives that set their work apart from other illustrations. […]

A Spotlight on Spots

A Spotlight on Spots

We tend to focus on the biggest, most eye catching covers or full page spreads created by our artists, often neglecting the very many little spot illustrations they have also perfected. Surrounded by lines of text, spot illustrations add visual intrigue and context to any article. Finding the balance between being eye catching without distracting […]

Hylton Warburton for Deloitte

Hylton Warburton for Deloitte

Leading the social enterprise: Reinvent with a human focus Hylton Warburton’s pink, purple and blue illustrations guide each reader seamlessly through the Deloitte’s 2019 Global Human Capital Trends issue. Exploring the popularity of social enterprise, Deloitte comments on the need to update our approach to leadership and learning in the wake of new technologies. With […]

Illustrating for Marquette

Illustrating for Marquette

Our editorial agent, Jodie Hein, works regularly with university publications here at Rapp Art. Most recently, she collaborated with Marquette University’s creative director, Doug Frohmader, on Marquette Lawyer’s Summer 2019 issue. Doug is a big supporter of our group and worked with Jodie to selected the perfect artist for each feature. In this issue, three […]

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 […]

Planet E(art)h

Planet E(art)h

“The Earth without art is just eh“ Planet Earth is one of our illustrators’ most visited subjects. Whether it be an informational map, quirky cartoon or pointed graphic, there are infinite ways to re-imagine this blue and green globe that we all call home. These illustrations guide powerful conversations about sustainability, diversity, economics, and climate […]

Gwen Keraval for Volkswagen

Gwen Keraval for Volkswagen

We cannot get over Gwen’s groovy graphics for Volkswagen’s 16th International Volkswagen Bus Meeting coming up the weekend of May 31st at La Ballena Alegre Costa Brava Camp in Catalogna. His extensive series of illustrations, type logo designs, and posters set the tone for an upbeat, beach side weekend honoring these iconic vehicles. Perfectly blending […]

CELEBRATING WOMEN ILLUSTRATORS

CELEBRATING WOMEN ILLUSTRATORS

In honor of Women’s History Month, we would like to celebrate the incredible women of Rapp Art. Our illustrators are as diverse as the work they produce, coming from all walks of life around the globe. From Anna Godeassi’s surreal harmony of humanity and nature to Nicole Xu’s conceptual manifestations of female companionship, these artists […]

Aldo Crusher & Gwen Keraval | Blue Moon Brewery

Aldo Crusher & Gwen Keraval | Blue Moon Brewery

When asked to work for one of the most well-crafted beers that “only come around once in a blue moon,” you just don’t say no. Working with Arc Worldwide on this project, the client, Blue Moon Brewery envisioned sophisticated illustrations that would connect with fans in Northern California and The Pacific region while celebrating the […]

Best Portraits of 2018

Best Portraits of 2018

2018 was a year for the books. The Rapp artists were commissioned to create compelling portraits from the worlds of entertainment, politics, academics and history. The artists capture the essence of the subjects that go far beyond a good likeness. We’ve selected some of our favorites to share. Great work from top to bottom. Enjoy! 

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 […]

2019 Tote Bag Winners

2019 Tote Bag Winners

This year, we received incredible concepts for our 2019 tote bags from our brilliant artists and these are the winning designs.  The bags come with our illustration look books where you can see fantastic examples of the work in bright printed living color.  Douglas Jones went with a timelessly quirky idea for the year of the […]

Richard Mia | Greater Boston Stage Company

Richard Mia | Greater Boston Stage Company

Richard Mia is considered one of the top conceptual editorial artists.  The Greater Boston Stage Company had the vision to see how his conceptual style would adapt to theatre posters.  The result is a striking series of posters.          

Dan Page | D Magazine

Dan Page | D Magazine

Award-winning conceptual illustrator, Dan Page, was recently commissioned by art director, Nick Leibold of D Magazine to illustrate their annual medical directory. Dan’s strong compelling images represent the symptoms of health topics such as Allergies, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Crohn’s/Colitis, Insomnia and Heart health.  The genius of Dan’s work is his concepts that uniquely speak to each […]

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 […]

What’s it like to…

What’s it like to…

Richard Mia was entrusted to illustrate the personal stories of ordinary Rotary Club members for their monthly publication of Rotarian Magazine. Mia said he thought of this assignment, “As if an author had to render their experience with a picture.” The stories vary, but they are held together with Richard’s thoughtful, intelligent work. After looking […]

Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School

The Harvard Business School is still considered by many to be the pinnacle of advanced business education.  We are proud to say that three artists from RappArt have been admitted….to the alumni bulletin as contributors.   Taylor Callery, Dan Page, and Jonathan Carlson created the illustrations for the December feature stories.  The images are excellent […]

Work Happy Editorial Projects

Work Happy Editorial Projects

Work Happy Editorial is dedicated to the amazing assignments with magazines and newspapers that made our artists happy in 2017.  Occasionally the story, the designer, and the artists’s concept all come together to create an inspired work of art. Each artist has written a caption explaining why they chose their happy image.   Check out […]

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. […]

2018 Tote Bag Winners

2018 Tote Bag Winners

We received many excellent concepts for our 2018 tote bags and these are our winners. The bags accompany our printed illustration catalogs that are distributed during the first couple months of the new year. Anna Godeassi uses a lovely moment between fall and winter birds to show love, diversity, and tolerance. Traci Daberko hopes her […]

Great Ideas for Campus Publications

Great Ideas for Campus Publications

Campus publications continue to tap into our deep roster of amazing illustrators with so many different style choices. Digital, pen and ink, CGI, and photo-collage are featured below highlighting several recent University publication articles and covers. Check out the work of Dan Page, Sean McCabe, Laszlo Kubinyi, Jean Francois Podevin and Taylor Callery. Dan Page‘s […]

Hasbro’s “Stranger Things” Inspired Board Games

Hasbro’s “Stranger Things” Inspired Board Games

In anticipation for the release for Season 2 of “Stranger Things”, Martin Ansin and Hasbro teamed up to create the new Stranger Things themed Monopoly and Ouija package designs. The almost instant cult classic debuted as a Netflix original in July of 2016, and fans have been not-so-patiently waiting for the new season, which premiered on […]

Greg Mably’s Illustrations for BP’s Wellness Program 2017

Greg Mably’s Illustrations for BP’s Wellness Program 2017

BP’s 2017 Wellness Program is all about focusing on what you should be doing for your body, as well as what to avoid. It covers a range of topics, such as fun activities to keep you moving, which health assessments to complete, and how to incorporate mindfulness into your every day life. Greg’s graphic and […]

Super-Sized University Projects

Super-Sized University Projects

College and University publications are a vital part of a school’s communication strategy, and our illustrators continue to receive interesting assignments. However, universities’ creative needs go beyond editorial to include permanent installations, promotional and advertising campaigns and interactive media. Two recent projects by Rapp artists John Jay Cabuay and Daniel Hertzberg are excellent examples of […]

Stunning Concept Art for Deloitte University Press

Stunning Concept Art for Deloitte University Press

The design team at Deloitte University Press has the challenging task of creating compelling imagery to work with academic research papers relating to technology, healthcare, finance, and energy. With our range of world class talent, RappArt is a “go-to” resource for Deloitte (thank you). Our latest blog post features some of our most recent assignments. […]

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, […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Introducing the 2017 Tote Bags

Introducing the 2017 Tote Bags

Each year we send out 4000 custom designed tote bags, along with our printed catalog full of great images. We ask the artists in our group to submit ideas for the bags, and this year we had too many good ones to choose from! After multiple rounds of deliberations, we chose the following fun images […]

Dunk It!

Dunk It!

Everyone has their own way of eating Oreos, but there’s no doubt that Oreo’s perfect match is milk. Aldo Crusher was recently commissioned by 360i to create a series of dunking images! These images were featured on Oreo’s social media to inspire people to get creative in their dunking techniques.   Hang gliding dunk! Sky […]

A Voice for Illustration

A Voice for Illustration

Village Voice Creative Director Andrew Horton is a long-time advocate of illustration as a means of illuminating stories. Since his arrival at the Voice, the paper has a fresh new look, and is filled each week with work by many of the top artists working today. We are delighted that Andrew and his team have […]

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 […]

Tribute to Jack Davis

Tribute to Jack Davis

We at RappArt are deeply saddened by the passing of Jack Davis, who quietly left this world at age 91 on July 27th. Jack began a long and close relationship with our agency in 1979, but his achievements and influence spanned several generations. We expect he will continue to inspire young illustrators for years to come. Jack continued […]

Deloitte Press Supports Illustration

Deloitte Press Supports Illustration

The award winning design team at Deloitte University Press (Emily Koteff Moreano, Kevin Weier, Joanie Pearson, Sonya Vasilieff, and led by Matt Lennert) is a great supporter of illustration. The Deloitte team utilizes many of the top conceptual illustrators to help represent the firm’s business research in the areas of economics, science, technology, innovation, and […]

Stanford Gives RappArt an A+

Stanford Gives RappArt an A+

It is always a nice honor and testament to our group when RappArt talent is selected for virtually all the illustration within a single issue. Stanford Alumni Magazine’s Summer issue features four of our artists, led by an amazing cover and opening spread by Ryan Huddle.  Be sure to scroll down to see Margi Kimball’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rapp Artists for Deloitte University Press

Rapp Artists for Deloitte University Press

Deloitte University Press is a publication of Deloitte, the largest professional services firm in the world. DUP’s primary goal is to publish the firm’€™s best thought leadership and  demonstrate its expertise in a wide variety of business categories. Matt Lennert, the Creative Director, and his team of designers, Kevin Weier, Joanie Pearson, Sonya Vasilieff, and […]

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 […]

Tribute to Robert de Michiell

Tribute to Robert de Michiell

  It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of one of our longtime illustrators, Robert de Michiell, who lost his battle with cancer at age 57 on October 12th. He is survived by his husband, theatrical manager Jeffrey Wilson. Robert began his relationship with Gerald & Cullen Rapp in 1994. For […]

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 […]

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

We are excited and flattered when a client chooses to use several of our artists for all of their illustration needs within a single issue. Doreen Manning, the editor of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s beautifully designed alumni magazine, did just that for their summer issue. Ryan Huddle was chosen to create an illustrated history of the […]

Rapp Artists at Comic Con

Rapp Artists at Comic Con

Comic Con has become a huge pop culture event, and this year, two Rapp artists, Asaf Hanuka and Michael Cho, were on the scene in San Diego to sign copies of their graphic novels, participate in discussions and meet their fans! Entertainment Weekly devoted an entire issue to the event, and commissioned an illustration from Martin […]

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 […]