Michael Cho | Occidental College

Michael Cho | Occidental College

Client: Occidental College | Description: Michael created an awesome retro illustration for Occidental College’s magazine! Check out Michael’s portfolio here

Taylor Callery | Harpers

Taylor Callery | Harpers

Client: Harpers Magazine | Description: New cover & interiors by Taylor for a piece giving the perspective of those who helped Snowden keep his info secret Check out Taylor’s portfolio here

Douglas B. Jones | Wall Street Journal

Douglas B. Jones | Wall Street Journal

Client: Wall Street Journal | Description: We’re ready to start reading after seeing Doug’s Spring Books cover! Check out Doug’s portfolio here

Ryan Snook | Indianapolis Monthly

Ryan Snook | Indianapolis Monthly

Client: Indianapolis Monthly | Description: “Welcoming the Apocalypse” Check out Ryan’s portfolio here

Dan Page | Harvard Business Alumni Magazine

Dan Page | Harvard Business Alumni Magazine

Client: Harvard Business Alumni Magazine | Description: New illustration for an article on IBM Watson’s impact on the medical field Check out Dan’s portfolio here

Taylor Callery | Foreign Policy Magazine

Taylor Callery | Foreign Policy Magazine

Client: Foreign Policy Magazine | Description: Taylor Callery’s illustration for the magazine’s website accompanies the article “Kony 2017: From Guerrilla Marketing to Guerilla Warfare.” Check out Taylor’s portfolio here

Nigel Buchanan | 8×8 Magazine

Nigel Buchanan | 8×8 Magazine

Client: 8×8 magazine | Description: Another fabulous cover by Nigel Buchanan featuring an intense portrait of Zinadine Zidane Check out Nigel’s portfolio here

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, […]

James O’Brien | Quanta Magazine

James O’Brien | Quanta Magazine

Client: Quanta Magazine | Description: James created this scientific piece for an article about a new class of quantum particle Check out James’ portfolio here

John Jay Cabuay | D Magazine

John Jay Cabuay | D Magazine

Client: D Magazine | Description: John Jay created this captivating portrait of Fran Lebowitz for the latest issue Check out John Jay’s portfolio here

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

Chi Birmingham | New York Times

Chi Birmingham | New York Times

Client: New York Times | Description: Chi has worked very hard on a series of illustrations and GIFs for the New York Times Well blog! Check out Chi’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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

#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.      

Celebrating Thanksgiving with G&C Rapp

Celebrating Thanksgiving with G&C Rapp

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 […]

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 […]

Illustrations That Inspire

Illustrations That Inspire

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 […]

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, […]

Gerald and Cullen Rapp is Brewing Creativity

Gerald and Cullen Rapp is Brewing Creativity

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.