Taylor Callery | The New York Times

Taylor Callery | The New York Times

Illustrator, Taylor Callery was commisioned to create the Cover and Interior in last Sunday’s New York Times – Arts & Leisure. The feature discusses Racial Justice In Cinema.   See more of Taylors work here.

Pete Lloyd | Wall Street Journal

Pete Lloyd | Wall Street Journal

Illustrator Pete Lloyd was commissioned by Wall Street Journal to illustrate for a review of  “Watching The Lights Go Out” a new book about renowned author Saul Bellow, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. See how Lloyd captures the American novelist in a generation teeming with literary talent. See more art by Pete here. […]

Nigel Buchanan | Rolling Stone

Nigel Buchanan | Rolling Stone

Nigel Buchanan was commissioned by Rolling Stone Magazine to illustrate a portrait of the pop sensational star, Sia. In the editorial spread, he uses a bright color to capture the personality of the singer and highlights the oversized blond wig she wears whenever she performs and presents herself to the public. See more of Nigel’s […]

John Jay Cabuay | Boston University, School of Public Health Magazine

John Jay Cabuay | Boston University, School of Public Health Magazine

Illustrator, John Jay Cabuay created a lovely series of six full-page portraits for Boston University’s School of Public Health Magazine. The issue was devoted to highlighting members of the BU community that are change leaders in public health education. Sandro Galea, Dean of the School of Public Health, was extremely happy with this edition of the […]

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 […]

Nigel Buchanan | Newsweek

Nigel Buchanan | Newsweek

Client: Newsweek | Description: Nigel Buchanan was originally hired to create a cover for the “Art of The Deal: Is Kim Jong Un Beating Trump at His Own Game?” Art Director, Michael Goesele loved both of Nigel’s sketches and the project expanded to include the interior spread. Check out the article here  To see Nigel’s […]

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 […]

Sean McCabe | The New Republic

Sean McCabe | The New Republic

Client: The New Republic | Description: Sean McCabe channels a retro color palette for an article about the origin of our information age. The photo collage illustration captures the big players of the tech industry. View Sean’s portfolio here For the read, click here

Yuta Onoda | ESPN The Magazine

Yuta Onoda | ESPN The Magazine

Client: ESPN The Magazine | Description: Yuto Onoda’s haunting illustration of Ichiro Suzuki accompanies the article, “When Winter Never Ends” in ESPN’s Magazine’s April 2 Issue. Read the detailed portrayal of the athlete here View more of Yuto’s illustrations here

Stephanie Dalton Cowan | Biography

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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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]