“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 […]

Sky Magazine | Sean McCabe

Sky Magazine | Sean McCabe

Client: Delta Sky Magazine | Description: Sean’s dynamic new photo illustration for the magazine’s feature on March Madness! Check out Sean’s portfolio here

Foreign Policy Magazine | Taylor Callery

Foreign Policy Magazine | Taylor Callery

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, […]

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 […]

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

John Jay Cabuay | The Village Voice

John Jay Cabuay | The Village Voice

Client: The Village Voice | Description: With the Grammy’s right around the corner, John Jay illustrated a colorful full page of portraits of musical artists for today’s paper Check out John Jay’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

Gabriela Zurda | Corporate Counsel Magazine

Gabriela Zurda | Corporate Counsel Magazine

Client: Corporate Counsel magazine | Description: Gabriela illustrated the cover for the January issue which addresses the upcoming legal challenges for this year Check out Gabriela’s portfolio here

Taylor Callery | Harvard Magazine

Taylor Callery | Harvard Magazine

Client: Harvard magazine | Description: Colorful new illustration by Taylor about scientists attempting to harness the speed of evolution in the lab Check out Taylor’s portfolio here

Ryan Snook | Industrial Investor Magazine

Ryan Snook | Industrial Investor Magazine

Client: Industrial Investor | Description: Ryan illustrated the (very frustrating) Trump Tower gridlock on 5th Ave, for the magazine’s recent issue Check out Ryan’s portfolio here

Stephanie Dalton Cowan | Live Happy

Stephanie Dalton Cowan | Live Happy

Client : Live Happy | Description: Stephanie illustrated this series of pages for the magazine’s article about “design thinking” can allow you to be more creative. Great for those New Year’s resolutions! Check out Stephanie’s portfolio here

Marc Rosenthal | The New York Times

Marc Rosenthal | The New York Times

Client: The New York Times | Description: Marc made this cozy animated illustration for the Sunday section’s article about Hygge, a sort of Danish manifesto for getting cozy. Check out Marc’s portfolio here

James O’Brien | The New York Times

James O’Brien | The New York Times

Client: The New York Times | Description: James illustrated this trippy GIF for a story about hypnotherapy, and how it can be used to tackle wellness and beauty issues as well as insomnia and addictions. Check out James’ portfolio here

Ryan Huddle | Boston Globe

Ryan Huddle | Boston Globe

Client: Boston Globe | Description: Ryan is at it again with this awesome new illustration about the year in arts! Check out Ryan’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 […]

Sean McCabe | The Village Voice

Sean McCabe | The Village Voice

Client: The Village Voice | Description: Sean illustrated this recent cover for the newspaper about The Poetry Project celebrating 50 years! Check out Sean’s portfolio here

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

We are excited and flattered when a client chooses to use several of our artists for all of their illustration needs within a single issue. Doreen Manning, the editor of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s beautifully designed alumni magazine, did just that for their summer issue. Ryan Huddle was chosen to create an illustrated history of the […]