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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.