Rapp Artists Spotlight

Gerald & Cullen Rapp is one of world’s top illustration agencies. They’re home to some of the most recognizable artists and art work in the industry. The artists of Rapp have had their work grace nearly every major publication in circulation today. From National Geographic to Rolling Stone, you’ve probably seen the work of one of their artists without even realizing it.

Today we’re highlighting just a few of the most creative artists Rapp has to offer.

Raul Arias

Raul Arias

Raul Arias

Nigel Buchanan

Nigel Buchanan Nigel Buchanan

James O’Brien

James O'Brien

Traci Daberko

Traci Daberko Traci Daberko

Dan Page

Dan Page Dan Page

You can see portfolios from all the Rapp Artists on the Directory of Illustration website here.

Randy Glass: Pen & Ink Portraits for Smithsonian Museum of American History

Last year, Randy Glass was commissioned to create a series of pen & ink portraits for a new display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

The permanent exhibit, entitled American Enterprise, went on display this July. Randy’s portraits can be seen on the entry walls for each of the four major eras in American business history, in addition to being in the companion book, American Enterprise: A History of Business in America.

Through the exhibit’s website you can take a closer look at the different eras of American business, including the individual portraits that Randy created.

Randy Glass is represented by American Artists. You can see more of his work here and here

Randy Glass for the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Randy Glass for the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, image courtesy of Randy Glass

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, image courtesy of Randy Glass

Sam Hadley Illustrates New BBC Kids APP

Sam Hadley worked with Aardman Animation on illustrating a new Children’s BBC app game entitled,  Escargot Escape Artistes.

The app was created by a 12-year-old viewer following a competition on CBBC’s Appsolute Genius.

From the BBC:

Available for free on iOS and Android devices, the app follows the adventures of ‘Le Dude’, an Escargot escaping the head chef of the Eiffel Tower restaurant who wants to serve him up to his VIP customers. The hero snail needs to escape and the only way is up the Eiffel Tower!

Check out the adorable illustrations below, plus a fun trailer! Great work Sam!







Illustrated Maps

Featured Image Carlo Stanga :: Morgan Gaynin

Illustrated maps can serve a myriad of purposes ranging from magazine features to advertising material. The combination of color choices and hand-lettering can make them more appealing and interesting than the boring “black and white” map we’re so used to seeing.

Check out these particularly engaging maps created by the Directory of Illustration Artists:

Cheryl Orsini
Cheryl Orsini_ Illustration Room

John S. Dykes :: Gerald & Cullen Rapp
John S Dykes

Andres Lozano :: Folio
Andres Lozano

David Lindroth
David Lindroth

Mathilda Holmqvist
Mathilda Holmqvist

Chad Geran :: Art Rep NYC
Chad Geran_ArtREpNYC

Carlo Stanga :: Morgan Gaynin
Carlo Stanga

Maria Rabinky

Gary Venn :: Lemonade Illustration Agency
Gary Venn

Anna Hymas :: New Division
Anna Hymas_New Division

Lucy Dalzell
Lucy Dalzell

Priya Mistry :: Column Arts Agency
Priya Mistry_ColumnArts

Serge Seidlitz :: Bernstein & Andriulli

Maciej Frolow :: Lemonade Illustration Agency
Maciej Fralow

Peter McDonnell :: Linda de Moreta
Peter McDonnell_LindaReps

Shaw Nielsen :: Gerald & Cullen Rapp
Shaw Nielsen_GeraldCullen

Russell Cobb :: Début Art Ltd.

Anni Betts
Anni Betts


As always, you can explore more fresh work from the most talented professional illustrators working today through our easy-to-use Keyword Search and by visiting