Nigel Buchanan | Entertainment Weekly

Nigel Buchanan | Entertainment Weekly

Nigel Buchanan was commisioned to create a portrait of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga to promote their latest film, “A Star is Born”. The film was well received by critics and audiences alike. As usual, Nigel captured the essence of both actors in character. See more of Nigel’s work here.  

Jeffrey Smith | Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul

Jeffrey Smith | Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul

On August 16, 2018, The world received the tragic news of the passing of Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul. Fans all around the world mourned the loss of the legacy. From politicians- both Republican and Democrat to musicians from a spectrum of genres, and of course artists, that paid tribute in the best way […]

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. […]

Stephanie Dalton Cowan | Biography

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone Magazine is a great supporter of illustration.  Every issue features a compelling opening illustration for it’s album review section.  The designers have great taste, using some of the world’s top artists.  Over the past couple of years, several of the Rapp artists have been selected, most recently with Raul Allen in the October […]