Mendola Artists

Dahl Taylor for Albany Convention Center

This post originally appeared on the Mendola Artists’ website.

“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 main lobby focusing on the transportation, commerce, culture, history, and nature of Albany, as well as two additional panels: an impressive overview of Albany in the center’s entrance, and a mural at the top of the escalator which shows Albany’s path to a thriving state capital.

To further enhance visitors’ experience, the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau has created an interactive website to accompany the murals and provide additional information about the images.”

Dahl is represented by Mendola Artists. Browse his body of work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at mendolaart.com.

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Robert Ball Illustrates 44 African American Icons for ESPN

For Black History Month Robert Ball teamed up with The Undefeated, a sports  & pop culture site owned by ESPN, to create illustrations to accompany The Undefeated 44.

The Undefeated 44 is a list of “44 blacks who shook up the world or at least their corner of it” compiled to pay tribute to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Make sure to check out the entire list here and find a few of our favorites below.

Robert is represented by Mendola Artists. Take a look at more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio, or at mendolaart.com.

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From Paint to Pixels: A BTS Look at Dahl Taylor’s Art Process

Check out this behind-the-scenes video showcasing Dahl Taylor‘s process for creating promotional artwork for PERMA. Watch as his paintings are transformed into animations.

Dahl is represented by Mendola Artists. Browse his body of work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at mendolaart.com.

Jude Buffum for SunRun

Jude Buffum created artwork that was used in 9 different animated spots for a recent SunRun ad campaign. Each spot features humorous animations that show how much energy solar panels can generate in a variety of situations.

All 9 of the short clips can be viewed here.

Jude is represented by Mendola Artists. View more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at mendolaart.com.

Jude Buffum x BMW 100th Anniversary

For its 100 anniversary, BMW commissioned Jude Buffum, along with several other artists, to create a piece of art visualizing where transportation might be in the next 100 years.

The volume, The Next 100, contains hundreds of beautiful photos and essays on the subject and each artist involved were asked to give their own predictions on the future of transportation.

The full text for Jude’s work reads:

” ‘If I were to speculate about what transportation will look like in the future, I would call it a mixture of the familiar and the fantastic,’ says Jude Buffum. Maybe the fuel that drives it would cost nothing, he adds. And maybe it would draw on various energy sources around us: hydrogen, wind power or solar energy. But what is paramount for this American artist is that it must be environmentally friendly. Perhaps, he muses, we don’t really need to be mobile at all and driving a car will be a nostalgic pastime. This exciting vision is illustrated by his work “No Turn on Red”. For, as he explains, while we are waiting for our atoms to reassemble themselves correctly after being beamed through the galaxy, we will have plenty of time to experience through video games what it was once like for our forebears to drive a car.”

Jude is represented by Mendola Artists. See more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at mendolaart.com.

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Dahl Taylor: Boston Beer

Dahl Taylor (represented by Mendola Artists) created watercolor art for the packaging design of a new product, a spiked seltzer in three flavors, from Boston Beer.

Dahl’s artwork is featured on the bottles and on the six-pack cartons.

Check out more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at mendolaart.com.

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DI Artists Featured in Communication Arts Illustration Annual 57

Featured Image: ©Olaf Hajek

The results are in! We’re proud to share that 9 Directory of Illustration artists were chosen as winners in Communication Arts’ 57th Annual Illustration competition.

Only 167 winning projects were selected this year, representing the work of 145 artists, from 3,973 entries submitted, making this the most exclusive major illustration competition in the world! The distinguished panel of jurors included Joel Arbez, Group Creative Director/Head of Art at Grey Toronto, Monte Beuchamp, Founder/Art Direct at BLAB!, Shanti Marlar, Creative Director at The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard, Jose Reyes, Founder/Creative Director at Metaleap Creative, and illustrator/designer Ellen Weinstein.

“I saw lots of wonderful, inspiring artwork. When illustrators are being true to themselves and their work, it just stands out and feels complete.” – Juror Shanti Marlar

A big congratulations to all the winners!

Check out our artists’ projects below, and see the complete winner’s gallery here.

©Curtis Parker

©Curtis Parker|Category: Advertising

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©Aad Goudappel|Category: Editorial

©Jeff Wack

©Jeff Wack|Mendola Artists|Category: Advertising

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©Jon Reinfurt|Gerald & Cullen Rapp|Category: Institutional

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©Olaf Hajek|Category: For Sale, Institutional

Robert Ball for HBO

Robert Ball was chosen by 360i & HBO to create a collection of illustrations corresponding with every episode of Game of Thrones. The images feature important deaths from each episode and are being used online and in various print applications.

Robert is represented by Mendola Artists. See more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio, or at mendolaart.com.

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“Live Well & Prospurr”/ Jude Buffum for 9Lives

Jude Buffum was commissioned by 9Lives to create artwork for their new advertising campaign.  Jude’s final illustrations were used in 5 different animated ad spots in which a cat advises humans to be more cat-like and to take some time off before they become overwhelmed by their daily grind.

All 5 ad spots can be seen here.

Jude Buffum is represented by Mendola Artists. See more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at mendolaart.com.

Client: 9Lives
Illustrator: Jude Buffum
Animator: Tom Yaniv
Agencies: Sprinkle Lab/Evolution Bureau

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