Back to School

Back to School

Back to school may look a bit different this year, but the nostalgic feeling of opening a crisp notebook for the first time and sharpening a new pencil never goes away. Our illustrators tap into this childlike energy as they illustrate the many facets of returning to school. We wish you and your families a […]

Artist of the Month, September 2020: Katt Phatt

Artist of the Month, September 2020: Katt Phatt

With influences ranging from the Rococo and Victorian era to steampunk, South African illustrator and art director Katt Phatt specializes in CG products, 3D typography, and decorative art. He creates work in all spaces within image-making: retouching, compositing, 3D art, illustration, lettering, and most recently, photography. Since representing South Africa at the 2014 Art Directions […]

Artist of the Month, August 2020: Michael Crampton

Artist of the Month, August 2020: Michael Crampton

British-born illustrator Michael Crampton studied illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He spent six years as the Executive Art Director at Neiman Marcus corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas, before moving to New York City to pursue his career as a freelance illustrator. He now lives in Connecticut with his wife and […]

August Activities

August Activities

We have a full month of summer left! Even with our annual travel plans canceled and our favorite destinations shut down, the world is our oyster this month. Keep scrolling to see a few of our favorite low-risk, adventurous activities which are sure to bring a spring to your step for the rest of the […]

Artist of the Month, July 2020: Julia Green

Artist of the Month, July 2020: Julia Green

Illustrator Julia Green was born in Germany and relocated with her family to Australia at a young age. She returned to Germany for two years, before attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and obtaining a bachelor degree in illustration. Her international childhood and endless sense of creativity are apparent in her enchanting landscape and dazzling character […]

Andrey Gordeev’s Game: Kids vs. Zombies

Andrey Gordeev’s Game: Kids vs. Zombies

Andrey Gordeev and his studio developed and illustrated a new game called Kids vs Zombies. The game takes place during an apocalypse in which all adults became zombies, and only a secret doughnut ingredient can save humans. Earn doughnuts, buy a fun gun, and trap zombies! Andrey’s talent for creating quirky characters shines in his […]

Artist of the Month, June 2020: Robert Ball

Artist of the Month, June 2020: Robert Ball

Robert Ball is a British illustrator, designer, and comic maker based in London. After a successful career in graphic design, Robert decided to pursue his childhood passion of illustration at 39 years old. With high profile collaborations including HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones and ESPN’s book The Fierce 44, Robert is proof that it […]

A Deep Dive into Surface Design

A Deep Dive into Surface Design

Despite the name, surface designs are far from a superficial illustration style. It takes an in-depth understanding of spatial awareness and a strong design sense to pull off these depth-less patterns. Surface design illustrations have to take into consideration the size, shape, and texture of a product, whether it’s packaging, textile, wall paper, digital, etc. […]

Artist of the Month, May 2020: Debbie Powell

Artist of the Month, May 2020: Debbie Powell

Illustrator Debbie Powell lives along the southern coast of England in Dorset with her husband and two children. She is inspired by the many natural forms around her in the beautiful British countryside, patterned textiles, and the creativity of her children. Debbie’s illustrations incorporate silkscreen printing, collage, painting, and drawing before finishing her work digitally […]

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Although we may be spending Earth Day in our living rooms this year, there’s no denying that the nature outside our windows is worth celebrating. From the tallest mountain peaks to the deepest coral reefs, our illustrators capture the beauty of this planet we are lucky to live on. Michael Crampton Harry Goldhawk Lucy Rose […]

Artist of the Month, April 2020: Zutto

Artist of the Month, April 2020: Zutto

Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, the Russian creative Zutto is a prolific illustrator and animator. Zutto, meaning “endless” or “a list of things” in Japanese, truly reflect her limitless imagination. Zutto’s distinct style can be characterized by her dreamy landscapes and bubbly cartoon characters, which appear throughout her illustrations. Her whimsical style has attracted […]

Photo Realism in Illustration

Photo Realism in Illustration

Illustration has the power to not only mimic reality, but enhance it. With CGI and Photoshop technologies, the following illustrators create unbelievable photographic likenesses in their illustrations. Agent Bob Hugh Syme Jeff Mangiat Julia Green Jeff Wack Image Foundation Digital Progression Kollected Studio Brendan McCaffrey Katt Phatt

Smile

Smile

We interrupt your regularly scheduled pandemic program to bring a smile to your face. Illustration gives us an opportunity to refresh with a healthy dose of creativity, joy, and cuteness. Before you scroll down to our first image, please join us in a deep breath in…hold…breathe out…and smile 🙂 Smile Fact: Smiling boosts your immune […]

Artist of the Month, March 2020: Miracle Studios

Artist of the Month, March 2020: Miracle Studios

Our micro podcast A Moment with Mendola is back with the creator of our March 2020 Calendar image, Terry Tidwell from Miracle Studios. Terry is a freelance illustrator and comic artist based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With storytelling at the heart of everything he does, Terry founded Miracle Studios in the early 1990s to create gripping […]

Women Empowering Women

Women Empowering Women

On International Women’s Day, we honor women empowering women all around the world. We highlight this theme through the bold and beautiful illustrations created by the many women illustrators we represent. Beyond their extensive careers as skilled illustrators and animators, these women are ambitious entrepreneurs, teachers, mothers, athletes, activists, travelers, friends, fashion icons…the list goes […]

Toys and Games Talent Guide

Toys and Games Talent Guide

Mendola Artists represents illustrators across all industries, however, we must admit, we are particularly good at toys and games design. From character design to environments and from pre-K to teen, our illustrators have a profound understanding of how to make your toys and games irresistible. Keep scrolling for a handy reference to help you find […]

Artist of the Month, February 2020: Kate Forrester

Artist of the Month, February 2020: Kate Forrester

This month, the creator of our February 2020 Calendar image Kate Forrester sat down with us for the second episode of our micro podcast, A Moment with Mendola. Kate Forrester is a freelance illustrator based in Brighton, UK, who specializes in hand-drawn lettering and illustrated designs. Kate tailors her style to suite any brief, a […]

2020 Publishing

2020 Publishing

Our creative illustrators can imagine the many potential directions to take your next book cover. This incredible range of talent spans all illustration styles and book genres: from classics to mysteries, YA to adult trade, even children’s books. These artists use their skills in both traditional and digital media, creating covers for book publishers that […]

Artist of the Month, January 2020: Kirsten Ulve

Artist of the Month, January 2020: Kirsten Ulve

Welcome to our new monthly micro podcast A Moment With Mendola. In this podcast, we spend a minute asking our 2020 calendar illustrators questions about themselves and their work. Our illustrators have not seen these questions in advance, so this is truly a stream of consciousness moment. Of course, all are welcome to skip any […]

Packaging that Pops!

Packaging that Pops!

Need help standing out in a never-ending aisle of products? We’ve got you covered! With bold colors and innovative designs, our illustrators mold their styles to match your product. From cans to bottles to boxes and from vector to watercolor to woodcut, we understand how to make a product pop. Chris Wormell Dahl Taylor Darling […]

Kim Neale’s Coca-Cola Polar Bears

Kim Neale’s Coca-Cola Polar Bears

CGI artist Kim Neale brought the iconic Coca-Cola Polar Bear family back to life for Coca-Cola’s 2019 Holiday campaign. Collaborating with the brilliant team at Momentum/Saint Louis & Atlanta, Neale used her CGI expertise to recreate the classic Coca-Cola Polar Bear motif. The beloved bears can be seen on cans, bottles, and multipacks, as well […]

An Illustrated Decade of Pop Culture in Review

An Illustrated Decade of Pop Culture in Review

As this decade comes to a close, we’d like to recap a few of 2010s silliest, most nostalgic, and empowering moments. With the booming popularity of smart phones and social media, we are so overwhelmed with viral content that it can be hard to keep track of it all. Hopefully looking back on these moments […]

2020 Calendar Illustrations

2020 Calendar Illustrations

All of us at Mendola Artists recognize the importance of staying organized in this fast-paced industry. That’s why every year we produce a calendar showcasing fresh work by our talented illustrators every month. Each featured illustrator also participates in a short Q&A for the calendar, revealing exclusive fun facts, including Kate Forrester‘s surprising celebrity lookalike, […]

10 Things We Are Grateful For

10 Things We Are Grateful For

As the days get shorter and colder, it takes a little more effort to wake up grateful every morning. Thanksgiving is a perfect time to recenter and remind ourselves of all the beauty and kindness we surround ourselves with on a daily basis. Every day we engage with innovative illustrations, wonderful clients, and our awesome […]

Editorial Illustrators

Editorial Illustrators

Mendola Artists boasts a diverse selection of brilliant editorial illustrators. From newspapers to magazines to academic journals, our artists think up fresh conceptual illustrations. Using an array of mediums and styles, the following editorial illustrators bring both technical expertise and sharp concepts to every project. blindSALIDA for the Harvard Business Review and Deloitte Rocco Baviera […]

Children’s Books

Children’s Books

Books inspire the next generation of creativity. Whether the content is fantastical or encyclopedic, the accompanying illustrations create a lasting impression on young, curious readers. The following illustrators tap into their childlike wonder to bring creative and communicative visuals for children’s books to life. Rachael Saunders Daniel Long Caroline Attia Christian Slade Sarah McMenemy Sarah […]

A Decade with The Artworks

A Decade with The Artworks

This year marks the ten year anniversary of our partnership with the talented London based boutique illustration agency, The Artworks. Since 2009, Mendola Artists has been The Artworks’ exclusive representative in North America, working with 31 of their illustrators. The Artworks’ keen eye for publishing and contemporary use of traditional materials beautifully complements Mendola Artists’ […]

Publishing

Publishing

Our creative illustrators can imagine the many potential directions to take your next book cover. This incredible range of talent spans all illustration styles and book genres: from classics to mysteries, YA to adult trade, even children’s books. These artists use their skills in both traditional and digital media, creating covers for book publishers that […]

Creative Caffeine !

Creative Caffeine !

Coffee is the new micro, craft brewed double IPA. In an era of single origin, fair-trade, cold drip, coffee knowledge affirms your credibility as a cultured hipster. With phenomena like Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and the new Starbucks Reserve luxury roasteries, caffeine culture is only getting bolder. Just like the breweries, coffee companies, […]

Amazing Animation

Amazing Animation

Many of our illustrators seamlessly transition from still images to animation, bringing their characters to life. We cannot get enough of the endlessly creative approaches to storytelling our artists come up with. Whether it is through minimalist vector images or hyper realistic CGI renderings, they push their unique styles even further to create clever narratives […]

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood: Steven Chorney’s Illustrated Movie Posters

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood: Steven Chorney’s Illustrated Movie Posters

With a 30 year career hand painting movie posters for Hollywood blockbusters, illustrator Steve Chorney keeps the creative tradition relevant and exciting. This can be most notably seen in Steve Chorney’s illustrated movie poster for Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, as well as a prop poster for a fictional […]

Summer Sports

Summer Sports

It’s time to turn off our winter hibernation mode, leave the comfort of the couch, and take advantage of the long, summer days! Our illustrators double as motivational coaches with their inspiring athletic imagery, so get your summer sports gear ready as you scroll through these illustrations. James Boast – James’ multi-tiered, action-packed illustration gives […]

Agent Bob’s CGI in Pharma

Agent Bob’s CGI in Pharma

Agent Bob’s diverse team of CGI experts has extensive experience creating imagery for a wide range of creative needs within the pharmaceutical industry. From lighthearted aspirations to twisted metaphors to biological explorations, they understand the limitless opportunities of illustrating and animating with CGI. Playful Conceptual Figures/Realism Scientific Explore more of Agent Bob’s CGI work here.

The End of an Era: Rob Ball’s Game of Thrones Illustrations

The End of an Era: Rob Ball’s Game of Thrones Illustrations

We bend the knee to the king of Game of Thrones illustrations: Robert Ball. After eight seasons and seventy-four images, Rob Ball’s Game of Thrones illustrations feel as central to the show as the Iron Throne. Entitled, Beautiful Deaths, his series of posters honors the monumental and frequent deaths of every episode. It is through […]

Let’s Talk: conversations about mental health with Kate Forrester

Let’s Talk: conversations about mental health with Kate Forrester

“It’s ok to not feel ok. Speak up. Let’s Talk. ” Renowned lettering illustrator, Kate Forrester, collaborated with photographer, Charlie Clift, on the mental health awareness campaign, Let’s Talk. The two artists used their artistic strengths to break the stigma against mental health; interviewing volunteers, hand-painting their most difficult thoughts on their faces (using white […]

Navigating Maps

Navigating Maps

We make sense of the world by creating maps of our surroundings. These informative maps guide us through the uncharted territories of life, serving as educational materials to learn about faraway places, creative devices to expand our imagination and navigational tools to walk us through our next steps. Using their expert understanding of imagery, our […]

A Spooky Spring Special

A Spooky Spring Special

This is not a trick, our illustrators are already hard at work conceptualizing this year’s spooky treats. Halloween’s creepy creatures, crazy costumes, and colorful candy make for a thrilling illustration. The following illustrators find their own place on the spooky spectrum, bringing to life hauntingly creative projects for their clients. James Shepherd James’ creepy and […]

Illustrator Studio Tours

Illustrator Studio Tours

From home offices to shared co-ops to converted cabins, our illustrators’ studios inform their creative practice. Considering their wide range of media and style, it is no wonder that everyone’s space looks and functions differently. Today we bring you an exclusive peak into each of their creative realms located around the globe with the following […]

Thank You Planet Earth.

Thank You Planet Earth.

Dear Planet Earth, Thank you for the colors of the rainbow. Ben the Illustrator Thank you for creating diversity Robert Ball Thank you for the sea breeze Rocco Baviera Thank you for crisp green apples Kate Forrester Thank you for dandelion wishes Mona Daley Thank you for windy skies Lucy Davey Thank you for chirping […]

Artist Reflection: Rachael Saunders on Illustrating a Picture Book

Artist Reflection: Rachael Saunders on Illustrating a Picture Book

British illustrator, Rachael Saunders graduated from Falmouth University in 2014 and currently works as a freelance illustrator in Hampshire, England. Rachael draws inspiration from the rich printed aesthetic of 1960’s children’s books and the work of Miroslav Šašek to create vibrant, colorful and textured images. Rachael’s passion for story telling shines through in her recent […]

TOM NEWSOM: A SANTA RETROSPECTIVE

TOM NEWSOM: A SANTA RETROSPECTIVE

Is it odd to post about Santa during the first week of spring? We don’t think so! Happy birthday to the reigning king of all Santa illustrators, Tom Newsom. His extensive investigation of Santa Claus spans over 5 decades and 200 pieces of art–covering everything from traditional North Pole workshop scenes to off-duty Santa on […]

WOMEN OF ILLUSTRATION

WOMEN OF ILLUSTRATION

We are lucky enough to represent an incredible selection of innovative and diverse women illustrators. We are celebrating Women’s History Month and last week’s International Women’s Day with a look at how the following women of illustration push the boundaries of style, line, and color. From the colorful confidence of Kirsten Ulve’s editorial images to […]

Kirsten Ulve | Top Picks

Kirsten Ulve | Top Picks

Kirsten Ulve’s illustration and design work has appeared in virtually every medium.  Her work has graced the pages of magazines like Glamour Germany, Advertising Age and Group M publications, among others. Kirsten’s characters are perfect for toys and games.  The work has appeared on Broadway marquees and the sides of buses.  She is also an […]

2019 Calendar Illustrations

2019 Calendar Illustrations

The Mendola Artists 2019 Calendar Preview is here!  Thirteen Mendola artists contributed fantastic images that in some way relate to the month of the year, and we love the cool, relaxed cover image by Tom Froese.  All of the artists answered questions about their inspirations, secrets, and the last thing they watched on Netflix. We […]

Jeff Wack’s Greatest Hits

Jeff Wack’s Greatest Hits

Jeff has had a long successful career as a photorealistic illustrator working on major advertising, promotional, and packaging projects.  Clients as diverse as Godiva chocolates and Broadway show productions have asked Jeff to bring their visions to life.  Jeff’s recent projects are a virtual Greatest Hits album featuring music assignments for Steve Perry and Stone […]

Russell Benfanti | Packaging Portfolio

Russell Benfanti | Packaging Portfolio

Dynamic packaging for kids focused products generates interest, awareness and sales.  Russell Benfanti has a proven track record with a variety of national brands.  Safeway has hired Russell for numerous product lines including all their kids cereals.  Check out other work from Love Grown, Black Forest Candy, Little Bites, Infirst Healthcare (Dr. Cocoa), Walmart, V8, […]

Rachael Saunders | Natural Grocers Packaging Art

Rachael Saunders | Natural Grocers Packaging Art

Client: Natural Grocers: Rachael Saunders landed her dream project when American family owned store brand, Natural Grocers requested her to help redesign the packaging  for a selection of their products.  Rachael worked with package design firm, Marketing By Design, to create characters and variations for a wide array of organic products.  Rachael’s characters are memorable with […]

Time-Honored Technique: Chris Wormell

Time-Honored Technique: Chris Wormell

The design team at LPK selected wood cut illustrator, Chris Wormell, as the perfect fit for the packaging of the new line of premium coffees from Folgers, 1850.  The woodcut style reinforces life in  the 1850’s, “when bold was heading west.”  At a time when the gold rush was synonymous with drive and spirit, his illustrations are […]

Spring Illustration Week

Spring Illustration Week

As our lawns, farmer’s markets, and household plants provide us with the color we’ve waited for, we turn to see how our illustrators are capturing the season. We’re presenting packaging illustration, book covers, and character design. From natural and enchanting to bright and dazzling, each of these artists have mastered their style for the season. Poked […]

Welcome…To Our Future

Welcome…To Our Future

Hagerty, the renown automotive publication, devoted their most recent issue to the future of the car.  And they hired photorealist Hugh Syme to create the cover and five full page interior illustrations.  Hugh is known for his surreal imagery for Rush and other rock bands. He was asked to imagine a world where electric and […]

The Happiness Project: Personal Work

The Happiness Project:  Personal Work

The second part of our Happiness Project, focuses on personal works.  The Mendola Artists were asked to reflect on 2017 with an illustration that brought them the most happiness.  Many of the artists submitted images of people and places that created happiness:  family, friends, sweethearts, and a favorite pub.  Others were a bit more mischievous […]

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 […]

Illustrating the New Year!

Illustrating the New Year!

Greatness happens when art and life collide. We asked 13 of our Mendola artists to contribute to our 2018 calendar and answer our questions about their inspirations, secrets, and studio habits. We think it’s cool that Julia Green, the photo-realistic illustrator, keeps birds in the studio. Luke Lucas has watched the hypnotic nature of the […]

blindSalida illustrates Successful Farming’s 2017 Tech Issue

blindSalida illustrates Successful Farming’s 2017 Tech Issue

Art director Matt Strelecki of Successful Farming chose blindSalida to illustrate the entire 2017 Tech issue. It was an incredible undertaking: the cover, six full pages, eight quarter pages, and numerous icons. Matt felt blindSalida’s vector conceptual  illustrations would be the perfect complement to an issue devoted to the changes technology is bringing to farming. Check out a sampling […]

Mary Woodin’s Vibrant Designs for Dogfish Head Spirits!

Mary Woodin’s Vibrant Designs for Dogfish Head Spirits!

A love for realistic and natural ingredients brought Illustrator Mary Woodin together with Dogfish Head to design labels for their new spirits. The Dogfish Head Brewery, known for their fantastic craft beers, is equally adept with their distillery products. Dogfish Head celebrates the product’s natural ingredients on the front of their packages with Mary’s realistic and […]

Rob Ball’s “Beautiful Death” Series for Game of Thrones

Rob Ball’s “Beautiful Death” Series for Game of Thrones

Rob Ball was commissioned by HBO to create a poster for every episode of Game of Thrones. This is an amazing body of work for an incredible series. His work on the seventh season wrapped up this summer with seven “Beautiful Death” images to add to the collection. See for yourself below. As an extra […]

Michael Crampton and Joseph Taylor Take on Dreamforce 2017

Michael Crampton and Joseph Taylor Take on Dreamforce 2017

For this year’s Dreamforce event in San Francisco, CA, Michael Crampton and Joseph Taylor were commissioned to create illustrations reminiscent of WPA National Park posters from the 40s. Dreamforce is a massive annual conference by the software company, Salesforce, with the goal of inspiring attendees in their sales and marketing efforts. Michael and Joe’s natural […]

Kirsten Ulve’s Truck Wrap Illustration

Kirsten Ulve’s Truck Wrap Illustration

Our NYC-based illustrator and designer, Kirsten Ulve, was asked to create a large-scale illustration for Tapad Inc/Telenor Group, the global marketing technology company. Tapad needed a high-impact image to support their breakthrough technology and ability to connect brands with millions of unique consumers across billions of devices. Utilizing her talent for drawing fun, whimsical and slightly-off […]

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 Chernik – […]

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. […]