Tuesday, January 13, 2015


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 for a trip down memory lane.

Interior Illustration

Thursday, January 8, 2015


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.

Andy Ward
Hal Mayforth

Dan Page
Raul Arias
Raul Arias

James O'Brien

James Steinberg
James Steinberg

Eva Vazquez

Robert Neubecker
Anthony Freda

Monday, December 8, 2014


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!

Gwen Keraval

Jean-Manuel Duvivier

Peter and Maria Hoey

Friday, December 5, 2014


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, utilizing portraits, spots, and hand lettering. The article provides a captivating and informative overview of major moments in our country’s history. Every page, from top to bottom, is a creative display of talent, culture and progression.

Monday, November 24, 2014


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 perfect table.

Michael Witte: Nothing like a "special drink" to encourage mingling among all the generations. 
Hal Mayforth: It's always nice to take in unexpected guests.
Sean McCabe: You can gorge yourself on 12 hours of football.
Shaw Nielsen: Raise your hand if you don't like pie!

Ryan Snook: This is how my stomach feels after the second helping of pie!

Monday, October 6, 2014


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 9th issue reviewing U2's latest album.  Below we've posted ten images created by Rapp artists along with the featured bands.

Raul Allen, U2

Jeffrey Smith, Arcade Fire
Raul Allen, Coldplay

Jeffrey Smith, Phoenix
Martin Ansin, Vampire Weekend

Raul Allen, Civil Wars
Yuta Onoda, Broken Bells
Martin Ansin, Madonna
Yuta Onoda, Alt-j
Raul Allen, Eminem

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Stephanie Dalton Cowan

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 artists!

Andy Ward
Justine Beckett

Chi Birmingham
Nigel Buchanan

John Pirman
Alison Seiffer

Danny Schwartz


Daniel Hertzberg
John Dykes

Brian Ajhar
Eva Vazquez

Ryan Snook

Hal Maryforth

Sean McCabe

Richard Mia
Michael Cho

James O'Brien

Rafael Ricoy

Peter Horvath
J.D. King

Phil Foster