Yuta Onoda | ESPN The Magazine

Yuta Onoda | ESPN The Magazine

Client: ESPN The Magazine | Description: Yuto Onoda’s haunting illustration of Ichiro Suzuki accompanies the article, “When Winter Never Ends” in ESPN’s Magazine’s April 2 Issue. Read the detailed portrayal of the athlete here View more of Yuto’s illustrations here

Peter and Maria Hoey | Teaching Tolerance

Peter and Maria Hoey | Teaching Tolerance

Client: Teaching Tolerance | Description: The illustration accompanies the article, “How to Be and Ally,” which informs teachers of a way to acknowledge the identity groups in their classroom. View Peter and Maria’s portfolio here   

Stephanie Dalton Cowan | Wall Street Journal

Stephanie Dalton Cowan | Wall Street Journal

Client: Wall Street Journal | Description: Cover and interior illustrations for the top companies report. Stephanie’s playful graphic shapes are grounded by figures in the workplace conversing and exchanging ideas. See more of Stephanie’s recent work here  

Yao Xiao | Patron

Yao Xiao | Patron

Client: Patron | Description: Yao created the artwork for Patron’s Chinese New Year commemorative tin to celebrate the year of the dog.

Jean-Francois Podevin | Deloitte

Jean-Francois Podevin | Deloitte

Client: Deloitte | Description: An article explaining an aspect of robotics where bees lead robots to make honey.    

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. […]

Jon Reinfurt | Seattle Met

Jon Reinfurt | Seattle Met

Client: Seattle Met | Description: A series of smile worthy illustrations for the article, “A Secret History of Seattle Dentistry.”                                                                       […]

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 […]

Taylor Callery | Cummings Veterinary Medicine Magazine

Taylor Callery | Cummings Veterinary Medicine Magazine

Client: Tufts University’s Cummings Veterinary Medicine Magazine | Description: Cover and double page spread for feature article, “The Flu Hunters.”                                                                    

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 […]

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  

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 […]

Douglas B. Jones | American Gas Magazine

Douglas B. Jones | American Gas Magazine

Client: American Gas Magazine | Description: Doug created an incredible cover for October’s issue of American Gas Magazine. Check out Doug’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  

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 […]

Hylton Warburton | Johns Hopkins Nursing

Hylton Warburton | Johns Hopkins Nursing

Client: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing | Description: For the Summer 2017 issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing magazine, Hylton created a cover and multiple interior illustrations. Check out Hylton’s portfolio here     

Taylor Callery & Hal Mayforth | NY Times

Taylor Callery & Hal Mayforth | NY Times

Client: NY Times | Description: Both Taylor Callery and Hal Mayforth had cover illustrations in the NY times! Taylor’s was in the Arts & Leisure section for a feature about the theater taking on the Trump presidency. Hal’s was in the Sunday Styles section for a feature on a party house in New Jersey! Check […]

Daniel Hertzberg | National Geographic

Daniel Hertzberg | National Geographic

Client: National Geographic | Description: Daniel created the cover of the September issue accompanying a feature on new discoveries about the brain and how it can help overcome addiction! Check out Daniel’s portfolio here  

John Jay Cabuay | Best of Buddies

John Jay Cabuay | Best of Buddies

Client: Best of Buddies | Description: John’s super cute illustrations for this children’s book titled, “I Was Born for This!” Check out John’s portfolio here  

Taylor Callery | Marquette University

Taylor Callery | Marquette University

Client: Marquette University | Description: For Marquette University’s College of Engineering, Taylor created a full page illustration for a feature on innovative education! Check out Taylor’s portfolio here  

Phil Foster | The Progressive

Phil Foster | The Progressive

Client: The Progressive | Description: Illustration featuring Trump for The Progressive Magazine’s August/September 2017 cover. Check out Phil’s portfolio here  

Nigel Buchanan | Rolling Stone

Nigel Buchanan | Rolling Stone

Client: Rolling Stone | Description: Nigel created an illustration for Rolling Stone’s review of Arcade Fire’s album “Everything Now.” Check out Nigel’s portfolio here

Stuart Briers | American Gas Magazine

Stuart Briers | American Gas Magazine

Client: American Gas Magazine | Description: Stuart created this conceptual piece to convey “The Backbone of The Economy.” Check out Stuarts portfolio here  

Anna Godeassi | NY Times

Anna Godeassi | NY Times

Client: NY Times | Description: Anna’s illustration for their article about the money transferring app, Venmo. Check out Anna’s portfolio here

Traci Daberko | Providence College

Traci Daberko | Providence College

Client: Providence College | Description: Traci created a stunning graphic cover for Providence College’s magazine. Check out Traci’s portfolio here  

Stuart Briers | Vegas Seven

Stuart Briers | Vegas Seven

Client: Vegas Seven | Description: A surreal and conceptual illustration cover on the topic of plastic surgery and aesthetics. Check out Stuarts portfolio here  

Jon Reinfurt | University of Pennsylvania

Jon Reinfurt | University of Pennsylvania

Client: University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences | AD: Matthew Leake | Description: Jon created these 3D illustrations with the subject of big data and social issues in mind. Check out Jon’s portfolio here  

Stephanie Dalton Cowan | Marquette Lawyer

Stephanie Dalton Cowan | Marquette Lawyer

Client: Marquette Lawyer | AD: Doug Frohmader | Description: Stephanie’s illustrations show the evolution of technology in history; from trains to dams, to computers to cloud technology. Check out Stephanie’s portfolio here  

Pushart | Mother Jones

Pushart | Mother Jones

Client: Mother Jones | Description: Pushart created an ocean of plastic utensils for an article titled “The Worst of Tines” Check out Pushart’s portfolio here

Yuta Onoda | Boston College Law School

Yuta Onoda | Boston College Law School

Client: Boston College Law School | Description: For the latest issue of BC Law’s magazine, Yuta created this bold illustration with the theme being about the U.S. Coast Guard losing the war on drugs. Check out Yuta’s portfolio here    

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our 2015 Communication Arts Winners

Our 2015 Communication Arts Winners

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, […]

Going to School

Going to School

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 […]