Aleksey Rico | Printed In Blood

Aleksey Rico | Printed In Blood

Aleksey Rico’s created an illustration for the new Stranger Things Artbook. The pop culture enthusiasts at Printed In Blood released this book as part of their ongoing series of artbooks. More than two hundred artists came together from the fields of comics, illustration, fine art, videogames, and animation, bringing their own perspectives of Hawkins, Indiana. […]

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 […]

Best Portraits

Best Portraits

Last week, with the passing of Stephen Hawking, Daniel Baxter posted his tribute to who the Gaurdian described as “scientist’s brightest star.” The portrait was shared by artists, industry leaders like the Workbook, but also by many celebrating the life of Hawking, showing the power in portraiture. Daniel’s uniquely styled portrait reminds of how there […]

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 […]

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 […]

Greg Mably’s Illustrations for BP’s Wellness Program 2017

Greg Mably’s Illustrations for BP’s Wellness Program 2017

BP’s 2017 Wellness Program is all about focusing on what you should be doing for your body, as well as what to avoid. It covers a range of topics, such as fun activities to keep you moving, which health assessments to complete, and how to incorporate mindfulness into your every day life. Greg’s graphic and […]

Super-Sized University Projects

Super-Sized University Projects

College and University publications are a vital part of a school’s communication strategy, and our illustrators continue to receive interesting assignments. However, universities’ creative needs go beyond editorial to include permanent installations, promotional and advertising campaigns and interactive media. Two recent projects by Rapp artists John Jay Cabuay and Daniel Hertzberg are excellent examples of […]

John Dykes’ Award Winning Campaign

John Dykes’ Award Winning Campaign

First Interstate Bank commissioned John Dykes for their new ad campaign! First Interstate is a regional bank in the western US and they wanted to use the maps to tell the story of banks’s interactions with the people and culture of each state.   John created three large map illustrations of Wyoming, South Dakota, and Montana, […]

“How to Build an Autocracy”

“How to Build an Autocracy”

Jeffrey Smith has been busy at work for the March 2017 issue of The Atlantic! Jeff created a cover and two article openers for the magazine featuring Donald Trump in his new role as President. These articles explore in detail how Trump can become an authoritarian and how civil society can fight back.  Jeff’s dramatic watercolor […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tribute to Jack Davis

Tribute to Jack Davis

We at RappArt are deeply saddened by the passing of Jack Davis, who quietly left this world at age 91 on July 27th. Jack began a long and close relationship with our agency in 1979, but his achievements and influence spanned several generations. We expect he will continue to inspire young illustrators for years to come. Jack continued […]

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 […]