Merrell Publishers specializes in award-winning books on art, design, photography, architecture, fashion, gardens and interiors. We collaborate with authors, photographers, museums, galleries, foundations, private collectors, brands and companies around the world. We pay particular attention to the quality of editing, design and production, and we pride ourselves on publishing only a carefully selected number of new titles each year.

 

Please scroll down to see the list of Merrell's publishing partners.

 

Please contact Hugh Merrell on hm@merrellpublishers.com or +44 (0)7713 403799 to discuss your book project.

 

What our publishing partners and authors say about working with Merrell:

 

‘Marica and I are thrilled with the book. Even though we live with the artwork, I find that I often look at the illustrations in the book rather than the originals on the walls. I am still discovering new facts about our collection while re-reading the text. We were hoping that the catalogue would be of high quality, but the final product greatly exceeds our expectations. Please know that we are most appreciative and grateful.’

Jan Vilcek, President, The Vilcek Foundation

 

‘I am delighted with the way the book looks, and your team has been a delight to work with: patient, creative and meticulous – a credit to you.’

Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

‘Just a note to say that Anne and I received advance copies of A “New and Native” Beauty today. It is certainly a new beauty. Thank you so much for pulling this title through to such an elegant finish.’

Edward R. Bosley, Director, The Gamble House

 

‘I am very pleased with Colour in the Garden. The reproduction and paper quality are so good. You have done a beautiful job with it.’

Val Bourne, gardens writer and journalist

 

‘The book is a triumph! Many congratulations. You know that cliché of authors’ acknowledgements, that publishers are a ‘pleasure to work with’, but this time it really is true.’
Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word and Image, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

‘Working with the Merrell team, we produced the book I always dreamed of.’

Judy Chicago, artist

 

‘We got the advance copy of Battlefields of Honor today and it looks fantastic. It turned out better than we could possibly have imagined. You and your staff did a great job with it, and we're very proud of it.’

Mark Elson, photographer, and Jeannine Stein, journalist

 

‘I just wanted to say how delighted Sabina and I are with Painterly Plants; we are both absolutely thrilled. Thank you to everyone at Merrell for turning our idea into reality. We really enjoyed working with you.’

Clare Foster, Garden Editor, House & Garden

 

‘Working with Merrell Publishers has been a pleasure that I’d like to repeat. I feel this in part because Merrell makes such handsome books and markets them so well; partly because the author is kept in the process until the end and his opinion is valued; and partly because of the excellent collaborative relationship that we have been able to establish.’
Michael H. Gorn, Chief Historian Emeritus at NASA's Dryden Center, California

‘Working with Hugh Merrell and his team was a terrific experience. Our editor was brilliant and exacting; every one of our guest essayists commented on how rigorous and deeply enjoyable working with him was. We had an almost clairvoyant relationship with our designer, who completely understood a difficult subject and a disparate array of text and art, and produced a singular book that elicits admiration all around. Hugh is someone who “gets it” at every level. I would work with him again in a heartbeat.’

Laura Hoptman, Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

‘I am sharing the proofs and the final product with my History of Graphic Design class to show students a model of creative graphic interpretation of a design subject. Merrell's continued invention and generous responsiveness to the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the challenges of a multi-author book, with late additions, were all outstanding. So many thanks for the pleasure (and learning opportunity) of working with you and your gifted team.’
Anne H. Hoy, freelance project manager for the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan

‘Congratulations on a fantastic result! I am truly impressed and happy with the outcome, which from our side matches all our dreams and hopes.’

Anders Kirketerp-Møller, Director, VKR Shared Services & Support, VKR Holding

 

‘When I showed our director the Tissot advance copies, he was thrilled. And all of us are very enthusiastic about the colour quality as well as the layout. Thanks to you and your team for all the hard work on this demanding title.’

James Leggio, Head of Publications and Editorial Services, Brooklyn Museum

 

‘We would like to thank the publisher, Merrell, the staff of which has taken a personal interest in this project and worked closely with us to ensure that the publication would be lively and distinctive.’

Dr Katharine Lochnan, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Art Gallery of Ontario

 

‘Very many thanks to you and your team for the extraordinary work you all put in to publishing Transforming King’s Cross in such a short space of time and to such a high standard.’

John McAslan, John McAslan + Partners

 

‘Working with Merrell was a very positive and reassuring experience. Their knowledge, professionalism and skill helped to guide the successful development of the book.’

Charles McCall, UK Ministry of Justice

 

‘I had no doubt that the book would be magnificent – Merrell produces only the most elegant publications.’
Amy Meyers, Director, The Yale Center for British Art, New Haven

 

‘The publication team … deserves special mention. Together they were committed to producing the best possible book.’

Lori Pauli, Associate Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Canada

 

‘I just wanted to say thanks a lot for all your hard work and dedication in making Windows in Art an absolute masterpiece! It has been a real pleasure working with you on this project.’

Troels Rasmussen, Head of People, Culture & Values, VKR Holding

 

‘You brilliantly solved so many problems with images and texts, and remained cool, calm and collected throughout the process. Your incisive eye and design sense show through in every spread of the book.’

David Revere McFadden, Chief Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

 

‘Hugh was involved with the production of Hells Angels Motorcycle Club from the start, and showed huge enthusiasm and support for the project. His experience and willingness to cooperate with the subject matter, coupled with a desire to produce something of quality, led to a memorable experience. I would have no hesitation in working on another project with Merrell … oh, I am!’

Andrew Shaylor, photographer

 

‘Merrell worked to an almost impossible timeline, set by a demanding group of clients, of which I was one. The marvellous Merrell team dealt with us all with calm patience and professionalism, guiding us through a complicated process honestly and openly. The result was an extremely high-quality product, delivered on time, that represented our project perfectly.’

Hannah Staunton, Communications Manager, Network Rail

 

‘Hugh’s enthusiasm for publishing is matched only by his relentless drive to produce the highest-quality publications. Working with the Merrell team on Remembered was the most enjoyable and rewarding of experiences. They have the knack of getting to the heart of what matters in their books, whatever the subject, and the result is that the publications exceed expectations.’

Julie Summers, historian and lecturer

 

‘We wanted a unique, high-quality book to commemorate our special project, and that’s exactly what we got. Knowing that the book was on the desk of every influential person in our sector was a real highlight.’

Jon Teeman, Director of Communications, London & Continental Railways

 

‘The review copy arrived on Saturday morning. I was shaking while I opened it, but there was no need; it is everything I hoped it would be, and matches my thoughts exactly. I would like to thank you all for your enthusiasm and belief in Type Matters.’

Jim Williams, graphic designer and lecturer

 

‘I’ve just had a chance to sit down and have a look at my advance copy, and it’s absolutely wonderful. It looks better than I could ever have imagined! Thank you so much for all your support and guidance throughout the process too, I really do appreciate it.’

Rebecca Winward, interiors writer and journalist

 

 

MERRELL'S PUBLISHING PARTNERS

 

 

Companies

ADAM Architecture

Arne Maynard Garden Design

Arup

Art Consultants International, Tokyo

Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE), Loughborough

Bank of England

Bechtel

British Broadcasting Corporation

Chester Jones Interior Design

Classicdriver.com

Compton Davis Architects Ltd

Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California

DC Moore Gallery, New York

Deutsche Bank

English Heritage

Exhibitions International, New York

Fidelity Investment Management Ltd

The Fine Art Society, London

The Goodwood Estate Company Ltd

Halcrow

Hawkins\Brown Architects LLP

Independent Curators International, New York

John McAslan + Partners

Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd

Kiftsgate Court Gardens

LA Louver, Los Angeles

London and Continental Railways 

(Channel Tunnel Rail Link)

London Borough of Southwark

Luciano Giubbilei Garden Design

Mantra Egypt Ltd, Cairo

NASA, Washington, D.C.

Network Rail

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Nottingham City Council

Paul Mitchell Ltd, London

Petersham Nurseries Ltd

Public Art Commissions Agency

Regent’s University, London

Rose Issa Projects

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company 

(now RSA)

Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd

Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Co. Ltd

SMI Landscape Architecture, Inc., Palm Beach, Florida

Swiss Re, London

Systra

Transport for London

VKR Holding A/S, Hørsholm, Denmark

 

Foundations

The Architecture Foundation, London

Artangel, London

Buckfast Abbey Trustees

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Crafts Council, London

Downside Abbey, Somerset

Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, Los Angeles

Ministry of Justice, United Kingdom

Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris

The National Gardens Scheme, Guildford

National Trust

Public Art Fund, New York

Royal Institute of British Architects, London

The Sorrell Foundation, London

The Stillman-Lack Foundation

Vilcek Foundation

The Warburg Institute, London

The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects

 

Museums

American Craft Museum (now Museum of Arts and Design), New York

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

The Art Institute of Chicago

Barbican Art Gallery, London

Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

Brooklyn Museum

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex

Denver Art Museum

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Drawing Center, New York

Dublin City Art Gallery The Hugh Lane

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London

The Field Museum, Chicago

The Fleming Collection, London

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 

Washington, D.C.

The Frick Collection, New York

The Gamble House, University of Southern California School of Architecture, 

Pasadena, CA

Government Art Collection 

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan

Historic Royal Palaces

Historisches Museum Basel

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California

Imperial War Museum, London

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Jewish Museum, New York

Kunsthaus Zürich

Kunstmuseum Basel

Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, Montreal

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

MIT Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of London

National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

National Maritime Museum, London

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

National Museums and Galleries of Wales 

(now National Museum Wales), Cardiff

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Natural History Museum, London

The New Art Gallery Walsall

New Museum, New York

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London

Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Royal Academy of Arts, London

The Royal Library, Windsor Castle

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri

Serpentine Gallery, London

Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts

York Art Gallery