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 […]

Peter & Maria Hoey | Boston Globe

Peter & Maria Hoey | Boston Globe

Client: The Boston Globe | Description: The illustration duo recently created this piece for the Super Bowl comparing Atlanta & Boston from a financial perspective Check out Peter & Maria’s portfolio here

Ryan Huddle | Stand Magazine

Ryan Huddle | Stand Magazine

Client: ACLU’s Stand magazine | Description: Ryan illustrated a very timely page about civil liberties for an issue of the magazine Check out Ryan’s portfolio here

John Jay Cabuay | The Village Voice

John Jay Cabuay | The Village Voice

Client: The Village Voice | Description: With the Grammy’s right around the corner, John Jay illustrated a colorful full page of portraits of musical artists for today’s paper Check out John Jay’s portfolio here

Jon Reinfurt | University of California Riverside

Jon Reinfurt | University of California Riverside

Client: University of California Riverside | Description: Jon created this cover depicting a “fountain of knowledge” for the university’s course catalog Check out Jon’s portfolio here

Gabriela Zurda | Corporate Counsel Magazine

Gabriela Zurda | Corporate Counsel Magazine

Client: Corporate Counsel magazine | Description: Gabriela illustrated the cover for the January issue which addresses the upcoming legal challenges for this year Check out Gabriela’s portfolio here

Taylor Callery | Harvard Magazine

Taylor Callery | Harvard Magazine

Client: Harvard magazine | Description: Colorful new illustration by Taylor about scientists attempting to harness the speed of evolution in the lab Check out Taylor’s portfolio here

Ryan Snook | Industrial Investor Magazine

Ryan Snook | Industrial Investor Magazine

Client: Industrial Investor | Description: Ryan illustrated the (very frustrating) Trump Tower gridlock on 5th Ave, for the magazine’s recent issue Check out Ryan’s portfolio here

Stephanie Dalton Cowan | Live Happy

Stephanie Dalton Cowan | Live Happy

Client : Live Happy | Description: Stephanie illustrated this series of pages for the magazine’s article about “design thinking” can allow you to be more creative. Great for those New Year’s resolutions! Check out Stephanie’s portfolio here

Ryan Huddle | Boston Globe

Ryan Huddle | Boston Globe

Client: Boston Globe | Description: Ryan is at it again with this awesome new illustration about the year in arts! Check out Ryan’s portfolio here

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 […]

Sean McCabe | The Village Voice

Sean McCabe | The Village Voice

Client: The Village Voice | Description: Sean illustrated this recent cover for the newspaper about The Poetry Project celebrating 50 years! Check out Sean’s portfolio here

Andy Ward | Waitrose

Andy Ward | Waitrose

Client: Waitrose food magazine | Description: Andy was commissioned to create this portrait of Ceviche owner Martin Morales for the Speaking of Eating section Check out Andy’s portfolio here

Peter & Maria Hoey | Imagination Publishing

Peter & Maria Hoey | Imagination Publishing

Client: Imagination Publishing | Description: The Hoey’s illustrated this map image for an article on expanding job prospects for the publication Check out Peter & Maria’s portfolio here

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 […]

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 […]

DANIEL HERTZBERG’S TACO BELL “BREAKFAST DEFECTORS” CAMPAIGN

DANIEL HERTZBERG’S TACO BELL  “BREAKFAST DEFECTORS” CAMPAIGN

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 […]

USC WINS GOLD

USC WINS GOLD

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 […]

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 […]

JAKE AND ELWOOD!

JAKE AND ELWOOD!

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 […]

#JESUISCHARLIE

#JESUISCHARLIE

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.      

Hoey Comics | Biography

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Experiencing Summer with Rapp|Art

Experiencing Summer with Rapp|Art

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 […]

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 American, […]