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 story telling 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]