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 […]

Sarah McMenemy | Sarah Lawrence Magazine

Sarah McMenemy | Sarah Lawrence Magazine

Client: Sarah Lawrence Magazine | Description: Sarah’s two page spread is filled with watercolor moments from the inaugural celebration of President Cristle Collins Judd.  

Echo Chernik | Publix Supermarkets

Echo Chernik | Publix Supermarkets

Client: Publix Supermarkets | Description: Mardi Gras is approaching and Echo Chernik’s decorative illustrations promote the celebration!        

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 […]

Jeff Wack | PBS & Film Concept

Jeff Wack | PBS & Film Concept

Clients: PBS & Film Concept | Description: Jeff Wack is awarded a Gold Medal in Entertainment/Visual Development from the Society of Illustrators for his cover and all collateral promotional material for The Great War on PBS. Wack is also awarded a Bronze Medal in Entertainment/Visual Development for his film concept Boozetown poster for writer Nicholas Johnson. […]

Jesus Sotes | Radio Times

Jesus Sotes | Radio Times

Client: Radio Times | Description: Jesus created this illustration for a Radio Times article on the battlefield between experts and popular experience.

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 […]

Laurindo Feliciano | L’Obs

Laurindo Feliciano | L’Obs

Client: L’Obs | Description: For French magagazine, L’Obs, Laurindo was commissioned to create symbolic portraits of the philosophers Élisabeth de Fontenay and Alain Finkielkraut! Check out Laurindo’s portfolio here

Lucy Davey | Little, Brown and Company

Lucy Davey | Little, Brown and Company

Client: Little, Brown and Company | Description: Lucy’s 12th book cover illustration for the Lady Emily series! Check out Lucy’s portfolio here    

Lucy Rose | The Fabian Review

Lucy Rose | The Fabian Review

Client: The Fabian Review | Description: Lucy’s cover illustration featuring some beautiful mountain views! Check out Lucy’s portfolio here  

Andrew Davidson | Penguin Random House

Andrew Davidson | Penguin Random House

Client: Penguin Random House | Description: For Ransom Riggs new “Tales of the Peculiar” novel, Andrew illustrated this beautiful cover by using his wood-engraving technique. Check out Andrew’s portfolio here  

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 | Vogue Japan

Kirsten Ulve | Vogue Japan

Client: Vogue Japan | Description: Kirsten illustrated a fun travel piece for Vogue Japan’s August issue! Check out Kirsten’s portfolio here  

Tom Froese | GQ France

Tom Froese | GQ France

Client: GQ France | Description: For June and July’s Manuel de Style in GQ France, Tom created these humorous and fun illustrations! Check out Tom’s portfolio here

Debbie Powell | MARK IS

Debbie Powell | MARK IS

Client: MARK IS | Description: The MARK IS shopping mall in Minato Mirai, Yokohama, Japan, commissioned Debbie to illustrate a birthday cake for their 4th anniversary! The cake is decorated with people who shop there as well as landmarks in Yokohama.  Check out Debbie’s portfolio here  

Rocco Baviera | Experience Life

Rocco Baviera | Experience Life

Client: Experience Life | Description: Rocco created a series of symbolic illustrations for an article titled “Cultivating Courage.” Check out Rocco’s portfolio here  

Jones & Company | Marist

Jones & Company | Marist

Client: Marist | Description: Jones & Company created a poster of students to show how donations help the Marist Fund. Check out Jones & Company’s portfolio here  

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 […]

Rob Ball | Nosy Crow Books

Rob Ball | Nosy Crow Books

Client: Nosy Crow Books | Description: Rob was commissioned to illustrate three book covers for a murder mystery series! Check out Rob’s portfolio here                       

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 […]

Tom Froese | Vienna Symphony

Tom Froese | Vienna Symphony

Client: Vienna Symphony | Description: This illustration by Tom Froese is music to our ears! Check out Tom’s portfolio here

Lucy Rose | Good Housekeeping UK

Lucy Rose | Good Housekeeping UK

Client: Good Housekeeping UK | Description: We want to take a vacation after seeing Lucy’s vibrant pages for the magazine! Check out Lucy’s portfolio here

Andrew Davidson | Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters

Andrew Davidson | Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters

Client: Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters | Description: Andrew was commissioned once again to design the poster for the famous tennis tournament! Check out Andrew’s portfolio here

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 […]

Jesus Sotes | Hodder Books

Jesus Sotes | Hodder Books

Client: Hodder Books | Description: Jesus Sotes illustrated a beautiful cover for Laura McVeigh’s debut novel ‘Under the Almond Tree’ about a young girl looking for her father in the Alaskan wilderness Check out Jesus’ portfolio here

Alexis Marcou | Pepsi Co.

Alexis Marcou | Pepsi Co.

Client: Pepsi Co. | Description: Alexis was commissioned by Pepsi to create these impressive football illustrations for their Super Bowl event last weekend!  

Anna Hurley | Pinterest

Anna Hurley | Pinterest

Client: Pinterest | Description: Anna worked on some charming postcards for an employee program. They represented employees’ memories from the past year. Check out Anna’s portfolio here      

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 […]

Ben the Illustrator | The North East Times

Ben the Illustrator | The North East Times

Client: The North East Times | Description: The publication commissioned Ben the Illustrator to do the last cover of 2016, to convey the diverse businesses sectors across Northeast England Check out Ben’s portfolio here

Kirsten Ulve | The Village Voice

Kirsten Ulve | The Village Voice

Client: The Village Voice | Description: Kirsten illustrated this very cute GIF of Samantha Bee for a recent issue of the paper Check out Kirsten’s portfolio here

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 […]

Mona Daly | Maidenform

Mona Daly | Maidenform

Client: Maidenform | Description: Mona illustrated these all-too-relatable figures for Maidenform bra’s social media campaign, “Forget the Fidget” Check out Mona’s portfolio here  

Todd Detwiler | Seattle Metropolitan

Todd Detwiler | Seattle Metropolitan

Client: Seattle Met magazine | Description: Todd illustrated an opener and inside piece for “Shameless in Seattle”, a collection of stupid things this year Check out his portfolio here

Echo Chernik | Ballet West

Echo Chernik | Ballet West

Client: Ballet West | Description: Echo had the awesome opportunity to illustrate the posters for the company’s Nutcracker this year! Check out Echo’s portfolio here

“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 […]