Monday, January 12, 2015


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 billboard for display along the Sunset Strip.

The Inherent Vice website features a seated parody of DaVinci’s "Last Supper," complete with pizza! You can personally scroll through and click each character for their background story.

Steve also created character banners for several of the actors, including Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, and Josh Brolin.

The film adaption of “Inherent Vice” comes from the 2009 novel by Thomas Pynchon. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


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. Now scroll down to view your monthly inspiration!

Cover: Luke Lucas

January: Kim and James Neale

February: Miracle Studios

March: Zutto

May: Kate Forrester
June: Caroline Attia
July: Michael Crampton
August: Chris Wormell
September: Hugh Syme
October: Jon Ball, Poked Studios
November: Dawn Cooper
December: Andrey Gordeev

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


It's time to give the turkey the respect it's due. On Thursday, millions of Americans will gather to eat the same thing: Turkey! Let's give the turkey some love!

Sam Ward, USA Today
Graphic that visualizes the large volume of turkey purchased for the average Thanksgiving. 
Michael Halbert, Winchester
Mary Woodin, "Sightings" by Kenn, Chronicle Books

Mary Woodin, "Turkey Auction"
Illustration for her personal blog--check out post here.
Dahl Taylor, Publix
Publix advertisement for Florida Trend magazine.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


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 commissions a wide range of ideas from the industry's top illustrators and Michael is a rare two time winner.  

The USTA's initial idea was to showcase the stadium from an alternative viewpoint, using a variety of color. Michael was able to provide his own concepts and creative ideas. 

We are delighted to share these initial comps and alternates with you, as well as the final poster art.

CLICK HERE to view Michael's Mendola portfolio.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram (@MendolaArtists)!

USTA U.S. Open Theme Art Color Comps

Alternative Submission

Final Poster

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


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 a look at the selection of work and we hope you find some inspiration.

Aaron Sacco
Amy Devoogd

Dahl Taylor
Michael Crampton
Anna Roberts
Jonathan Ball

Lindsey Spinks

Kirsten Ulve

Julia Green
Echo Chernik
Rob Ball

Jude Buffum

Mary Woodin
Dan Sipple
Jeffrey Mangiat
Tom Cole

Delphine Lebourgeois

Neil Duerden

Luke Lucas

Matthew Cook

Charlie Hill

Shelly Bartek

John Rowe

Mona Daly

Dawn Cooper
Lucy Davey

Chris Dellorco

Diane Hays
Joe Taylor

Hugh Syme

Michael Halbert
Christopher Nick
Bunky Hurter
Jeff Wack
Mick McGinty