Laura Barrett | Orchard Books

Laura Barrett | Orchard Books

Laura Barrett was commissioned by Orchard Books to illustrate the picture book The Story of the Nativity written by Geraldine McCaughrean. See more of Laura Barrett’s work here.

Laura Barrett | Marks and Spencer

Laura Barrett | Marks and Spencer

Laura Barrett was commissioned by Marks and Spencer to illustrate two scenes to be printed around their Christmas gin liqueurs. The bottles are snow globes: the gin contains edible gold leaf and the bottle features an LED light in the base, so when shaken, they become snowy landscapes. See more of Laura Barrett’s work here. […]

Laura Barrett | Adirondack Life

Laura Barrett | Adirondack Life

Laura Barrett illustrated a spread and spot illustration for the story “Ballad of the Bark Eater” in the July/August 2020 issue of Adirondack Life Magazine. See more of Laura Barrett’s work here.

Laura Barrett | Mame Editions

Laura Barrett | Mame Editions

Laura Barrett illustrated a fully illustrated version of the Bible titled La Bible, Ses Plus Beaux Textes by the French publisher Mame Editions. This Bible illustrates the most beautiful texts from the bible and features laser cut chapter dividers and foiling. See more of Laura Barrett’s work here.

Laura Barrett | Endeavour Media

Laura Barrett | Endeavour Media

Laura Barrett illustrated the book cover for There’s Something About Darcy, written by Gabrielle Malcolm and published by Endeavour Media. See more of Laura’s work here.  

Laura Barrett | Scholastic

Laura Barrett | Scholastic

Laura Barrett illustrated the First Look Book series published by Scholastic. The First Look Books are board books, created for newborn babies who can only see in black and white during their first developmental stage, so high contrast images are easiest for them to view in the beginning. The books were themed by first experiences of […]

Laura Barrett | Orchard Books

Laura Barrett | Orchard Books

Laura Barrett illustrated The Snow Queen, published by Orchard Books. This edition features the words of the enchanting Geraldine McCaughrean and design by the wonderful Izzy Jones. See more of Laura’s work here.        

Laura Barrett | Orchard Books

Laura Barrett | Orchard Books

Laura Barrett illustrated an edition of The Little Mermaid published by Orchard Books. She beautifully captures the enchanting words of Geraldine McCaughrean in her iconic silhouette style. She draws out her sketches in pencil and then illustrates the final images digitally in Adobe Illustrator using a Wacom tablet. See more of Laura’s work here. Read Laura’s […]

Laura Barrett | Macmillan 

Laura Barrett | Macmillan 

Laura Barrett illustrated the cover and interior illustrations for Return to Wonderland, a new collection of stories inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland published by Macmillan. She created this brilliant cover under the art direction of Tracey Ridgewell and Rachel Vale. The anthology features 11 fantastic children’s authors; Peter Bunzl, Pamela Butchart, Maz Evans, Swapna […]

Laura Barrett | Hachette Children’s Group

Laura Barrett | Hachette Children’s Group

Last year, Laura Barrett was approached by Hachette Children’s group to illustrate the ultimate gift edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, “The Snow Queen” with intricate silhouette artwork and a pop-up-and-play theatre finale. Unfold the concertina pages to follow Gerda’s epic journey to the palace of the Snow Queen to rescue her best friend Kai, bewitched […]

Laura Barrett | Museum of Childhood

Laura Barrett | Museum of Childhood

Client: Museum of Childhood | Laura’s illustrations furnished the space of an interactive play area for children. She teamed up with designers StudioArc and for the Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood. To read how these illustrations took shape read Laura’s blog See her portfolio here Click the rabbit above to go to Laura’s whole portfolio  

The Happiness Project: Commissioned Work

The Happiness Project:  Commissioned Work

We asked our artists to submit the image they created in 2017 that made them the most happy.  We received an outpouring of wonderful work and the following is a virtual gallery of commissioned images.  Fantastic illustrations from publishing, packaging, editorial, and toys.  Be sure to scroll down and see everything including the captions from […]

Get Inspired for 2017

Get Inspired for 2017

We’ve curated a fantastic selection of illustrations showcasing some of the group’s best work from 2016.  We hope it serves as inspiration for the great possibilities of 2017.  Illustration is a wonderful, evolving medium and illustrators have found increasingly relevant ways to utilize their talents.  The first section focuses on self-initiated work and leads off […]

Best of 2015!

Best of 2015!

The Mendola Artists Best of 2015 is back. Our artists submitted a terrific selection of work from advertising, packaging, editorial, publishing, and toys, plus some interesting personal projects.  Please take a few minutes to look back to find some inspiration for 2016.

Inspirational Publishing

Inspirational Publishing

Mendola Artists offers a range of talent to satisfy a variety of publishing needs. Our UK partner, The Artworks, supplement our group with unique selections  for fiction covers. Our more realistic artists are great for YA, Romance and Action Adventure. Lastly, several artists have completed specialty book projects such as cookbooks. Many of the artists […]