Jon Reinfurt | University of Pennsylvania

Jon Reinfurt | University of Pennsylvania

Client: University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences | AD: Matthew Leake | Description: Jon created these 3D illustrations with the subject of big data and social issues in mind. Check out Jon’s portfolio here  

Yuta Onoda | Boston College Law School

Yuta Onoda | Boston College Law School

Client: Boston College Law School | Description: For the latest issue of BC Law’s magazine, Yuta created this bold illustration with the theme being about the U.S. Coast Guard losing the war on drugs. Check out Yuta’s portfolio here    

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Daniel Hertzberg’s Taco Bell “Breakfast Defectors” Campaign

Daniel Hertzberg’s Taco Bell “Breakfast Defectors” Campaign

Daniel Hertzberg recently completed a series of 22 portrait illustrations for Taco Bell’s “Breakfast Defectors” campaign. The propaganda-style likenesses were reproduced as small posters that were mailed in special kits to a select group of social media influencers – consumers who successfully spread the word about Taco Bell’s new breakfast menu items. The recipients were […]

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 […]

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 […]

#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.      

Hoey Comics | Biography

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Rapp Unveils 2015 Tote Bags

Rapp Unveils 2015 Tote Bags

Finally, tote bag season! We are very excited to unveil our latest collection of tote bags for 2015! This year’s innovative designs are by Jean-Manuel Duvivier, Gwen Keraval and Peter and Maria Hoey. We’d love to hear your favorite, so please, let us know what you think!

John Dykes Makes an Impact

John Dykes Makes an Impact

American University commissioned John S. Dykes to create an expansive series of illustrations commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  The work is particularly timely and thought-provoking given the renewed debate on American race relations.  John does amazing work over a cover and three and a half spreads in a sketchbook style, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Daniel Hertzberg: Behind the Scenes at Bryant Park

Daniel Hertzberg: Behind the Scenes at Bryant Park

Daniel Hertzberg had the amazing honor to work with Hill Holiday on branding and illustrating this year’s Bank of America’s Winter Village at Bryant Park. His illustrations were used for entry pillars throughout the park, dasher boards that surrounded the ice rink, light towers, entrance gates, barricade covers, and numerous promotional materials, including Bryant Park’s […]