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 […]

Yuta Onoda | Spectrum 26

Yuta Onoda | Spectrum 26

We’re excited to announce that illustrator, Yuta Onoda’s project has been selected for Spectrum 26, a group that promotes the fantastic arts and provide an annual showcase for contemporary artists. The piece titled “MoMo x 4”   the idea is based on a Japanese folklore hero named Momotaro. Congrats Yuta! See more work by Yuta here.  

Nigel Buchanan | Smithsonian Magazine

Nigel Buchanan | Smithsonian Magazine

The talented Nigel Buchanan was created another brilliant magazine cover for March’s Smithsonian Magazine. The article discusses the story of a man named Wendell Phillips, who is called the “American Lawrence of Arabia” See more portraits by Nigel here.

Gordon Studer | AOPA

Gordon Studer | AOPA

  Conceptual Illustrator, Gordon Studer was commissioned by client, AOPA to illustrate the front cover for their 1903 Pilot Magazine. See more work by Gordon here.

Stephanie Dalton Cowan | 2Communique

Stephanie Dalton Cowan | 2Communique

Stephanie Dalton Cowan, illustrated the cover image and spot illustrations for 2Communique’s BizEd Magazine. The article explores navigating a leadership position as a recent business graduate during times of “conflict, change, and social upheaval.” To see more work by Stephanie, click here.

John Jay Cabuay | Deloitte Insights

John Jay Cabuay | Deloitte Insights

John Jay Cabuay was asked to illustrate a conceptual editorial spread to accompany the article, “Engaging Workers as Consumers” for Deloitte Insights. See more work by John here.

J.F Podevin | Princeton Magazine

J.F Podevin | Princeton Magazine

Illustrating Einstein’dream of a grand unified theory : J.F. Podevin created these three illustrations for Catherine Zandonella, editor of  Princeton University Magazine. The goal was to create a single image that connected the large scale of the Universe to the small scale of Quantum particles. Both paradigms shared an  M.C. Escher look-alike design,  more appropriately referred to as […]

Taylor Callery | The New York Times

Taylor Callery | The New York Times

ThankGodIt’sMonday said no one, ever. Yesterday, The New York Times business section led with a story on Millenials’ performative workaholism. With their catchy uplifting phrases like “Rise and Grind” at Nike and Shark Tank, workers are logging 18-hour work days so they can #hustle on Instagram later. Taylor Callery illustrated the “Hustle Culture” with their tech gadgets and […]

John Jay Cabuay | D Magazine

John Jay Cabuay | D Magazine

John Jay Cabuay has illustrated a portrait of the incredible band members of Fleetwood Mac for D Magazine as a part of their calendar of events. See more portraits by John Jay here.  

Sean McCabe | Texas Highways

Sean McCabe | Texas Highways

Photo-illustrator, Sean McCabe was commissioned to work on the front cover illustration for client, Texas Highways December Issue, “12 Trips for 2019”. The January issue features 12 trips to take in the coming year, plus where to find the world’s largest cowboy boots, pecan, pizza, and more right here in Texas. AD: Mark Mahorsky See more […]

Peter and Maria Hoey | LA Times

Peter and Maria Hoey | LA Times

Illustration duo, Peter and Maria Hoey of Coin-Op Studios created the cover illustration and interior illustration for yesterday’s LA Times 2019 Travel Guide. AD: Paul Gonzales See more work by Peter and Maria here and we can’t wait to share more of their new work within the new year.

Egle Plytnikaite | Security Management Magazine

Egle Plytnikaite | Security Management Magazine

One of our newest illustrators, Egle Plytnikaite, recently worked with the award-winning publication, ASIS International’s Security Management Magazine. For their January Issue, she illustrated a piece to accompany the article “Haunting after Heroism” which touches on how first responders face layers of risk which can have long term effects on their mental health.  Egle depicts a first responder […]

Aleksey Rico | ACC DOCKET

Aleksey Rico | ACC DOCKET

Aleksey worked with art director, Sara Boyer at Bussolati to illustrate a cover for  ACC Docket‘s “It’s Coming from Inside: How to Educate Your Board of Directors on Insider Threats” September Issue. From Drafts to Final, Aleksey provides a glimpse of the process to the final cover. See more editorial work from Aleksey here.    

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 […]

Nigel Buchanan | TIME Magazine

Nigel Buchanan | TIME Magazine

Nigel Buchanan was selected by TIME Magazine’s Design Director, Chrissy Dunleavy, to create 3 full-page illustrations for the annual “Person of The Year” issue. Nigel was honored to be chosen for Time’s most important and prestigious issue and created portraits of Donald Trump. Robert Mueller, and Moon Jae-In  in his distinctive style. All three were shortlisted for the 2018 Person of […]

Chi Birmingham | Google Play Music

Chi Birmingham | Google Play Music

Google Music: Playlist Illustration Roundup For the past year, Chi Birmingham has been working at Google Music as their resident music playlist illustrator. This is by far the longest time Chi has worked on a single project, and with a little more concentrated time behind the drawing desk. The result are these fun, lively illustrations that […]

John Dykes | Santa Clara Magazine

John Dykes | Santa Clara Magazine

John Dykes was selected to illustrate the wraparound cover for Santa Clara Magazine. He helped celebrate Santa Clara University’s Best in the West designation from U.S. News & World Report by illustrating some other bests and firsts of California and the Bay Area AD: DJ Stout/ Pentagram Austin See more editorial work by John here and let […]

Taylor Callery | Wall Street Journal

Taylor Callery | Wall Street Journal

Illustrator, Taylor Callery has been quite busy with work in the last few months. Here is his most recent piece for the Wall Street Journal’s Life & Art’s Section. The illustration accompanies the article, “Hey, That’s My Idea: When Your Boss Steals Your Work”   where the article discusses the frustration when a manager takes undue credit from […]

Nigel Buchanan | Fortune Magazine

Nigel Buchanan | Fortune Magazine

Illustrator, Nigel Buchanan was asked to create a portrait of the legendary investor, Nelson Peltz, CEO and a founding partner of Trian Partners for the December issue of Fortune Magazine. The portrait accompanied the article, “The Investor That Tripped On GE & P&G” where it discusses Peltz whether this is a turning point for him after […]

Peter and Maria Hoey | Crains Chicago Business Magazine

Peter and Maria Hoey | Crains Chicago Business Magazine

Peter and Maria Hoey’s work received high praise from the editor of Crain’s Chicago Business, Michael Arndt. Arndt called their 3-page collaborative comic story (about the Rise and Fall of Motorola) the piece he was most proud of from his time at Crain’s Chicago Business (art directed by Jason McGregor). See more of Peter and […]

Yuta Onoda | Society of Illustrators

Yuta Onoda | Society of Illustrators

The multi-talented Yuta Onoda is known for his ability to illuminate fictional worlds.  His cover illustration for Nahoko Uehashi’s “The Beast Player” has been accepted into the Society of Illustrators 61 book and exhibition.  The novel is a YA fantasy about a girl with the special power to communicate with magical beasts, who tries to […]

John Jay Cabuay | Texas Highway Magazine

John Jay Cabuay | Texas Highway Magazine

John Jay Cabuay was recently commissioned to create full-page illustrations for the December issue of Texas Highways magazine. In the article, “A Solo Traveler Takes A Road Trip Through Her State of Mind” writer, Sarah Hepola, writes an ode to the solo female road trip. John Jay’s is able to capture a sense of independence of the […]

Traci Daberko | The New York Times

Traci Daberko | The New York Times

Traci Daberko created an illustration and animated gif for the New York Times Sunday Real Estate section article, “Winter Is Coming“. The story discusses how homeowners should prepare and make sure their homes are ready for the first deep freeze of the season. Her illustration cleverly depicts a home inside a snow globe/thermostat with the sun […]

J.F. Podevin | The New York Times

J.F. Podevin | The New York Times

Jean-Francois Podevin was asked by Minh Uong, art director for The New York Times Sunday Business section, to create an illustration and GIF animation for the article, “Hey A.I., Let’s Ponder Earthquakes“, which discusses how A.I. techniques are aiding scientists in analyzing massive amounts of data. This could greatly improve accuracy, enabling them to predict […]

Daniel Hertzberg | The New York Times

Daniel Hertzberg | The New York Times

Daniel Hertzberg was approached byThe New York Times to create an illustration and gif to accompany the article “There Goes The Sun” which discussed how in the New York real estate market, many buyers choose their homes based on the amount of available light. Daniel truly took the notion of “let there be light” to […]

Nigel Buchanan | Rolling Stone

Nigel Buchanan | Rolling Stone

Nigel Buchanan was commissioned by Rolling Stone Magazine to illustrate a portrait of the pop sensational star, Sia. In the editorial spread, he uses a bright color to capture the personality of the singer and highlights the oversized blond wig she wears whenever she performs and presents herself to the public. See more of Nigel’s […]

Yuta Onoda | Investment News

Yuta Onoda | Investment News

Editorial genius, Yuta Onoda was assigned to work on the latest issue of InvestmentNews magazine to accompany an article titled “The Long Road Back.”  For the direction of the assignment, the article was about the troubles Wells Fargo is having/going through at the moment and Yuta was asked to come up with a piece that […]

John Jay Cabuay | Boston University, School of Public Health Magazine

John Jay Cabuay | Boston University, School of Public Health Magazine

Illustrator, John Jay Cabuay created a lovely series of six full-page portraits for Boston University’s School of Public Health Magazine. The issue was devoted to highlighting members of the BU community that are change leaders in public health education. Sandro Galea, Dean of the School of Public Health, was extremely happy with this edition of the […]

Peter and Maria Hoey | Wired Brand Lab + Western Digital

Peter and Maria Hoey | Wired Brand Lab + Western Digital

This summer, Peter and Maria Hoey of  Coin-Op Studio created 5 animated Climate Change Informational Graphics for Wired Brand Lab + Western Digital. These data-rich graphics are designed in comic panel style and animated for viewing on datamakespossible.com To see more from Peter and Maria click here.                   […]

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 […]

Nigel Buchanan | Newsweek

Nigel Buchanan | Newsweek

Client: Newsweek | Description: Nigel Buchanan was originally hired to create a cover for the “Art of The Deal: Is Kim Jong Un Beating Trump at His Own Game?” Art Director, Michael Goesele loved both of Nigel’s sketches and the project expanded to include the interior spread. Check out the article here  To see Nigel’s […]

J.F. Podevin | John Hopkins Science Magazine

J.F. Podevin | John Hopkins Science Magazine

J.F. Podevin | Client:  Johns Hopkins Science Magazine | Description: J.F. Podevin has illustrated this cover image for Kathryn Vitarelli of Johns Hopkins Science Magazine for a story about Dark matter and Dark Energy by astrophysicist Douglas Birch titled “What Is Out there?”. To see more of Podevin’s work, click here.  

David Vogin | Project Management Institute

David Vogin | Project Management Institute

Client: Project Management Institute | Description: Vogin created photo-realistic collage illustrations and dynamic backgrounds for the Project Management institute’s educational video View David Vogin’s portfolio here

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 […]

Shaw Nielson | PCMA Convene Magazine

Shaw Nielson | PCMA Convene Magazine

Client: PCMA Convene Magazine | Description: Shaw Nielsen does a map each month for PCMA Convene magazine with illustrated landmarks of each city. Go Out and About in Singapore: And view Shaw’s portfolio here

Jean-Manuel Duvivier | Sarah Lawrence College

Jean-Manuel Duvivier | Sarah Lawrence College

Client: Sarah Lawrence College | Description: Jean-Manuel creates graphic and textured illustrations of ancient Greece to support President Cristle Collins Judd’s inaugural theme of democracy and education.  

Anna Godeassi | Client: The New York Times

Anna Godeassi | Client: The New York Times

Client: The New York Times | Description: The Sunday Style section article, “The New Generation of Virtual Personal Assistants,” introduces companies like Fiverr, Upwork, Magic, and TaskRabbit. Anna Godeassi’s illustration and gif animation takes account of all the services available.    

Asaf Hanuka | Politico Magazine

Asaf Hanuka | Politico Magazine

Client: Politico Magazine | Description: Asaf illustrates a large and tweeting Trump storming through a trading floor for the article, “Why Isn’t Wall Street Freaking Out About Trump?” “A fire hose of destabilizing news from the White House hasn’t budged investors’ optimism about the market. Are they missing something?” Read the article here  Asaf’s portfolio […]

David Vogin | Project Management Institute

David Vogin | Project Management Institute

Client: Project Management Institute | Description: David Vogin illustrates an animation on how to crash a business team with additional resources to get a project back on track. View David’s portfolio here  

Sean McCabe | The New Republic

Sean McCabe | The New Republic

Client: The New Republic | Description: Sean McCabe channels a retro color palette for an article about the origin of our information age. The photo collage illustration captures the big players of the tech industry. View Sean’s portfolio here For the read, click 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   

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.    

Robert Neubecker | Marquette Lawyer

Robert Neubecker | Marquette Lawyer

Client: Marquette Lawyer | Description: Cover, four full page illustrations, and six spots for Marquette University’s Law School Magazine.

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. […]

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.”                                                                    

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  

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