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, […]
Many of our artists have gone “back to school” at some of the country’s finest institutions of higher learning. Their homework has been doing plum assignments for university, college, and prep school publications. The subjects vary from broad (analyzing the country’s healthcare system) to celebrating specific achievements on campus. And the styles range from graphic […]
Daniel Hertzberg recently completed a series of 22 portrait illustrations for Taco Bell’s “Breakfast Defectors” campaign. The propaganda-style likenesses were reproduced as small posters that were mailed in special kits to a select group of social media influencers – consumers who successfully spread the word about Taco Bell’s new breakfast menu items. The recipients were […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Yesterday’s attack in Paris has horrified all of us but it has extra meaning for artists, after the terrorists targeted cartoonists exercising their right to free speech. Several of our artists have responded on their personal web sites and social media platforms. We have gathered the images below.
Finally, tote bag season! We are very excited to unveil our latest collection of tote bags for 2015! This year’s innovative designs are by Jean-Manuel Duvivier, Gwen Keraval and Peter and Maria Hoey. We’d love to hear your favorite, so please, let us know what you think!
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Perhaps the largest and most famous 4th of July celebration in America, this year’s Macy’s poster was designed and illustrated by our very own Richard Mia. The poster design and lettering was a collaborative effort with the Macy’s design team. Numerous sketches and revisions were completed until the illustration was perfect. Make sure to scroll below […]
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 […]
Most people know Peter and Maria Hoey as one of the most accomplished info-graphic studios in the world. They have also won awards from The Best American Comics and American Illustration for their graphic novel work as Coin-Op Studio. Peter and Maria, have been publishing their own comic books since 2008, perfecting their skills in […]
It may still feel like winter, but spring is in full bloom thanks to Sean McCabe’s dazzling illustrations for Macy’s annual Flower Show. Sean’s dynamic compositions are the hidden treasure behind this year’s theme, “The Secret Garden.” Sean created the featured illustration for Macy’s Flower Show poster, as well as 27 additional images for the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Daniel Hertzberg had the amazing honor to work with Hill Holiday on branding and illustrating this year’s Bank of America’s Winter Village at Bryant Park. His illustrations were used for entry pillars throughout the park, dasher boards that surrounded the ice rink, light towers, entrance gates, barricade covers, and numerous promotional materials, including Bryant Park’s […]
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.
We are thrilled to introduce a young new artist who gravitates toward traditional media. Danny received his BFA from the prestigious Syracuse University in 2010, and developed a passion for figurative narratives. He creates detailed paintings, working in graphite and acrylic washes, inks, and whatever he thinks is best for the piece. The final art […]
Over the years, Martin Ansin has brought his own perspective to feature films. Martin has created incredible images for popular movies including Taxi Driver, Man of Steel, Iron Man, and Frankenstein. He’s currently putting together a number of poster illustrations for an upcoming exhibition at Alamo Drafthouse’s gallery in Austin. While Martin is busy preparing for […]