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.  

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 […]

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 […]

Robert Neubecker | Opera News

Robert Neubecker | Opera News

Client: Opera News | Description: Neubecker creates a full page spread and spot illustration which shows opera singers resonating with their their community. The article, “Unlimited Engagement,” discusses how “U.S. opera companies are creating strategies to involve Hispanic audiences.” View Neubecker’s portfolio here   

John Jay Cabuay | Deloitte

John Jay Cabuay | Deloitte

Client: Deloitte | Description: John Jay creates colorful textural illustrations of consumers for the feature, “The Great Retail Bifurcation,” which takes a microscopic view of retail trends. Read the study here View John Jay’s portfolio                      

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.

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. […]

Michael Witte | Purdue Alumnus Magazine

Michael Witte | Purdue Alumnus Magazine

Client: Purdue Alumnus Magazine | AD: Katherine Braz | Description: Michael created comic illustrations for an article on changing youth sport, one family at a time. Check out Michael’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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

A couple of weeks ago we asked our artists to complete the classic first week of school assignment, what they did on their summer vacation. We think Hal Mayforth and Bruce Morser best capture the highs and lows of summer. Camping, beach, and work seem to be the most popular activities. Take a minute to check out your […]

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 […]

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 […]