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 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. […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]