Monday, January 14, 2013

Illustrations On-the-Go: 2013 Tote Bags

Some illustrations are so good... you'll want to carry them on your shoulder!

Our 2013 tote bags are about to hit the streets with four fantastic designs by Peter & Maria HoeyRoman MuradovRobert Neubecker, and Yuta Onoda. Each bag has a vintage-inspired hang tag by Matthieu Forichon. Please take a look and let us know your favorite.

(A) Robert Neubecker
(B) Peter & Maria Hoey

(C) Yuta Onoda
(D) Roman Muradov

Hang tag by Matthieu Forichon

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Gerald & Cullen Rapp's Best of 2012!

The end of each year brings a variety of "best of" lists covering movies to desserts. So why not illustration? We asked our illustrators to pick their best of 2012. No editing from the hovering agents, simply their favorite from this past year. Interesting to see the results. The pieces are seldom the biggest jobs or the ones with the greatest commercial appeal. We've compiled the results below. Each image can be enlarged for a better view, and of course you can go to our website ( to see complete portfolios. Happy New Year!

Brian Ajhar
Illustration for CTN Animation Expo 2012, promoting
character development work.
Joseph Adolphe
Illustration of two doctors and a teen for a brochure
for BD Sentry's new blood glucose monitoring lancet.


Raul Allen
Monthly "Francofile" illustrations for Playboy, depicting
actor James Franco with his interviewees.
Martin Ansin
Limited edition poster for the 1932 horror classic
"The Mummy" (commissioned by Alamo Drafthouse).


Stuart Briers
Image for review of a new album by Headspace.
Reflects themes of birth, death, and
the survival of war.
David M. Brinley
Cover for Harper's Magazine: "Starving
Your Way to Vigor: the benefits of an empty stomach".

Nigel Buchanan
One of a series of cyclists who use Nigel's local
track. "This one is a fixy hipster."
Lonnie Busch
Spot for an NYU Physicians Magazine story about
low testosterone.


Stephanie Dalton Cowan
Three posters for the Austin Lyric Opera.
"Opera makes for great inspiration!"
Jack Davis
Poster for the third annual Cincinnati Comic Expo.


Robert de Michiell
Portrait of Daniel Craig to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of James Bond.
Jan Feindt
Spot for article in German magazine Philosophie
about changing perceptions of plastic surgery.

Phil Foster
Cover of Penn Law Journal addressing how states can
avoid bankruptcy.
Anthony Freda
Book cover for a neo-Cold War thriller about espionage
and financial terrorism.

Arthur E. Giron
Self-promotional piece based on Arthur's favorite
TV show: Mad Men.
Daniel Hertzberg
Spot for a New Yorker review of the BBC television
drama "The Hour".


Jakob Hinrichs
Cover of Jakob's first graphic novel, based on the
famous book Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler.

Peter & Maria Hoey
One of three images from "Shroud Line", a short comic story
of an American pilot and a secret mission gone wrong.

Celia Johnson
"The Biofuel Industry in the Pacific Northwest Economy"
Oregon State University, Terra Magazine

Douglas B. Jones
"It's Never Too Late" -- a story for American Way
about the author learning how to ride a bike in college.

James Kaczman
Non-traditional self-portrait for an exhibition at
the Mystic Arts Center.
J.D. King
Spot for the New York Times' Sunday Business Section
about the life and death of an online company.

Richard Mia
Intro page for book called Feeding the Young Athlete.

Bruce Morser
"Ecology of the Sadbury River" -- one of 16 drawings
created for a book by Bruce's sister, Sue Klem.


Roman Muradov
Cover for the New York Times Sunday Styles Section
about unfortunate table seating at parties.
Robert Neubecker
Art for Robert's personal Holiday card.
Shaw Nielsen
Detail of image printed on a skateboard, sold for charity
by Bordo Bello.
James O'Brien
Series of portraits for Oxford American magazine.


Yuta Onoda
Spot for Penn Stater magazine.
A curriculum that incorporates video games may help boys
get excited about learning. 
Hank Osuna
Illustration of a new two-story Media Wall at
Occidental College.


Dan Page
Spot in Profit magazine about the succession crisis.
John Pirman
Image presented to Sarasota Magazine, advocating
for the purchase and permanent installation of this
(once temporary) sculpture. 

Rafael Ricoy
Spot in El Pais about financial rules and development.
Alison Seiffer
"Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner"cover of the
New York Times Styles Section.

Jeffrey Smith
Illustration for fiction story "Big Zelig" in PaknTreger magazine.

Ryan Snook
Opener for MoneySense: "Make Your Child a Millionaire".

James Steinberg
Full-pager for Project Management article about
organizational agility.
Sharon Tancredi
Cover for The Rescue Princesses: The Snow Jewel.

Eva Vazquez
Cover for the New York Times Weekend Arts section:
"From 20 Critics, a Ticket to Summer".
Andy Ward
"Rude Las Vegas" for Las Vegas Weekly. Vegas was recently
voted the 12th rudest city to visit in the U.S.

Michael Witte
Caricature of Prince Fielder from the program of the 2012
Major League Baseball All Star Game.
Noah Woods
One of four posters for Scholastic on inspiration.

Phil Wrigglesworth
"Doggie Dystopia", commissioned by 3x3 Magazine
and selected for Society of Illustrators 55.
Brad Yeo
Image for the advertiser's brochure for
Serbin's Directory of Illustration #33,
based on the idea of perpetual motion.