Four New Artists from The Artworks!

Four New Artists from The Artworks!

We are happy to introduce Dalia Adillon, Hannah Bailey, James Weston Lewis and Josie Shenoy from our UK Partner, The Artworks. All four artists use a combination of traditional work and digital elements to create both graphic and watercolor style illustrations.  These illustrators have a diverse range of skills and styles, and have worked on […]

Albany Convention Center

Albany Convention Center

After two years of planning, Albany based artist Dahl Taylor was finally able to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Albany Convention Center, where he created wonderful murals that give a tour of the history of Albany and all of the things it has to offer. The project included five themed murals in the […]

ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’

ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’

Our artist Rob Ball has been very busy! He was commissioned by ESPN to create portraits for 44 of the most influential black Americans in history to honor the end of Obama’s presidency. He created likenesses of famous people of color in politics, the music world, the art world, sports, and more. Rob’s graphic style […]

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 […]

Welcome to the Future!

Welcome to the Future!

2017 arrives in less than a month, but you can get a glimpse of what it looks like today. We’re happy to welcome 2017 with our new Mendola calendar! Thirteen of our artists contributed wonderful artwork that you can enjoy all year long. You can even learn a bit about each of the contributing artists with […]

“Peculiar” Illustrations by Andrew Davidson

“Peculiar” Illustrations by Andrew Davidson

Penguin Random House has released their new book, “Tales of the Peculiar” by Ransom Riggs, which is filled with marvelous wood engraving illustrations by Andrew Davidson. Wood engraving is the process of carving the reverse of the image you want into wood, coating it in ink, and making a sort of stamp onto paper. Andrew worked […]

The Artworks Illustration Agency

The Artworks Illustration Agency

A boutique agency located in London, The Artworks represents a select group of talented illustrators from the UK and Europe. Since 2009, Mendola has been the group’s exclusive representative in North America, and it’s been a smashing success! The talent is an excellent complement to Mendola Art with many of the artists working primarily or […]

Eye Catching Package Design

Eye Catching Package Design

We all know not to judge a book by its cover, but consumers are definitely influenced by good design. Mendola Artists can help ensure that your product is the first the consumer will reach for, whether it’s chocolate, coffee, cereal, or tea (hot, iced, and hard).  We’ve completed successful projects with many well known brands […]

Custom Lettering and Type Design

Custom Lettering and Type Design

Custom lettering and type design has become one of the most popular creative choices as the primary visual element in design and advertising. Illustrators who specialize in lettering are being used for print ads, packaging, collateral, editorial, publishing, product,  and interactive/motion; pretty much anything and everything.   Many of our artists have incorporated lettering into […]

Milky Tea for Super Bowl 50!

Milky Tea for Super Bowl 50!

After the great success of last year’s NFL Super Bowl campaign, Milky Tea was asked to build on the campaign by creating additional 3D character illustrations for the NFL Super Bowl 50 Experience.  Working alongside US agency Blind Society, the aim was to go one step further this year and create another set of memorable characters, showing the wide […]

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.

Mendola Artists Getting Ready for the New Year!

Mendola Artists Getting Ready for the New Year!

It’s that time again! Mendola 2016 calendars are here! We are excited to share with you these artists’ incredible work that you can enjoy all year long.  Inside, you’ll even find some fun facts about the featured artists! Check out the great monthly artwork below! Amy DeVoogd – cover   Dahl Taylor – January   Echo […]

HPP Heroes Uncommon Strength

HPP Heroes Uncommon Strength

Alexion Pharmaceuticals and the W2O Group hired Miracle Studios to design characters and assets to create awareness for a rare disease, Hypophosphatasia (HPP). HPP is an extremely rare, debilitating metabolic disease that affects bones, muscles, and lungs. Patients who have the disease fight a heroic battle, working through their symptoms to live full lives. Miracle created super […]

Chateau St. Michelle’s “A Toast To” Promotion

Chateau St. Michelle’s “A Toast To” Promotion

Chateau St. Michelle, a fantastic winery in Washington state, held a contest that ran over the summer, in which people could submit original toasts based on different themes, such as Moms, Camping, BFFs.  St. Michelle’s agency, CW United, hired Dawn Cooper to create beautiful floral designs to frame the submissions featured on their site.  And […]

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

This week is expected to be the hottest one in NY so far this summer so it is difficult to think about the winter holidays. But they’ll be here soon enough, with the inevitable influx of holiday advertising and promotion. The production and execution of those ideas are upon us now and we’ve put together a post featuring holiday […]

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 […]

ANNICK POIRIER: DOVE’S “LOVE YOUR CURLS” CAMPAIGN

ANNICK POIRIER: DOVE’S “LOVE YOUR CURLS” CAMPAIGN

Dove is known for their flawless and powerful campaigns highlighting “real beauty.” Dove’s message to embrace individuality is always moving, and that’s why it was a thrill to hear Annick Poirier would work with Ryan Partnership on their next big project. She created a series of watercolor illustrations inspired by real curly-haired women, and their […]

MARCH MADNESS BEGINS

MARCH MADNESS BEGINS

Finally, it’s time for March Madness! It seems that everyone in America is in some kind of pool having filled out at least one “bracket.” But do we really know who’s filling out these brackets? Rob Ball was commissioned by Cavalry to create a series of illustrations for Coors Light #BracketBreakers. The Twitter campaign showcases […]

VALENTINE’S DAY WITH KATE

VALENTINE’S DAY WITH KATE

Buying the perfect Valentine’s Day gift comes with insurmountable pressure. Kate Forrester’s collection of Crate and Barrel love inspired products makes it easy for all you last minute gift buyers.  Her fabulous images are perfect for your upcoming romantic celebration.  

THE OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IS BACK!

THE OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IS BACK!

The Mendola artists were invited back for an encore performance to illustrate posters for the 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  OSF supplied photographs of the actors, and our talented artists put together the perfect imagery for each play. Take a look at this year’s work by Neil Duerden, Jeff Mangiat, Hugh Syme, Jeff Wack and Mike […]

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 […]

Steve Chorney: Inherent Vice

Steve Chorney: Inherent Vice

If you’ve been anywhere close to a television over the past couple of weeks, you have seen ads for the latest Paul Thomas Anderson movie: “Inherent Vice,” which opened this past Friday. Steve Chorney is responsible for most of the movie’s promotional material including character banners and web images, the re-issued book cover art, and a […]

NEW YEAR, NEW INSPIRATION

NEW YEAR, NEW INSPIRATION

Our beloved Mendola Artists Calendar is back for 2015! We are very excited to unveil the updated design, showcasing a streamlined look that complements the artists’ work. Each interior illustration was created to coordinate with a specific month, and includes a Q&A from each artist. We hope you enjoy using our calendar as much as we’ve enjoyed designing it. […]

Michael Crampton Helps Kick Off The Open

Michael Crampton Helps Kick Off The Open

The Big Apple Circus, aka, The U.S. Tennis Open, is back for its annual 2 week run. And, if you live in the New York area you’ve probably seen the poster created by our very own Michael Crampton! This is Michael’s second U.S. Open poster in the past three years. Each year the tennis association […]

Mendola Artists: Summer Time Inspiration

Mendola Artists: Summer Time Inspiration

It’s finally hot outside and for the Mendola artists that means one thing—summer inspiration! We asked our artists to submit their favorite summertime images and the collection is posted below. It’s a really fun mix of work from contemporary graphic work to watercolor landscapes to 3D summer food to fireworks to delicious ice cream. Please take […]

The World of Jonathan Ball

The World of Jonathan Ball

The Annabelle Candy Company and Motivate Advertising commissioned Jonathan Ball aka Poked Studio to refresh their website by creating unique interplanetary worlds representing their candy bars. This exciting project included the creation of planets and gooey candy-like backgrounds. It doesn’t stop there! Jon developed building structures that would be used in each city. The game’s […]

Kouzou Brings Fantasy to Mendola

Kouzou Brings Fantasy to Mendola

The illustration for the exhibition “Music Must Also Be Seen” in Venezuela. We’re delighted to introduce Japanese illustrator Kouzou Sakai, the newest member of the Mendola Artists group! Kouzou creates tranquil images that feature elements of beauty and nostalgia. He frequently references animals, birds, insects and plants in his artwork, which ranges from campaign posters to editorial illustration. […]