Umbrellas Wedding Shower Greeting Card

Umbrellas Design Evolves into a Product for the Bride to Be The fine folks at Design Design Inc. have released a greeting card for the Wedding Shower niche (a card for every occasion!) with my Umbrellas artwork.

The creative team at Design Design was first attracted to the Spring Umbrellas design I presented to them.

I was thinking this art would find a home on Spring seasonal products or something along the lines of a journal cover or even a shower curtain.

They had other ideas for my Umbrellas, and wanted me to put a sweet, romantic, definitely feminine twist on the design. Happy to do so, below is the final artwork I delivered.

As happens with art licensing for products, this design got a work over in the client's shop and the card in the top photo is their result. The glitter added to the final product is a nice, sparkly touch.

Look for the card in your local shop and be sure to give it to a bride to be!

And if you're in the business, Design Design will probably be taking orders for the card at their booth at the National Stationery Show opening in New York this week, May 20-23.

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Designs for Fun Personalized Email Stationery: MeebleMail

Happy to report that some of my playful designs are part of a new product called MeebleMail, which livens up ordinary looking email and turns it into stylish personalized email stationery.

Sean-Kane-MeebleMail

My designs can be seen here among the offerings by a wide range of artists, fashion designers, home product brands, and charities. 

Big thanks to MeebleMail for carrying my designs. The MeebleMail Facebook page is a nice place to learn more about the product and how to put it to use with your email!

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These illustrations are available for print, web, and product licensing uses. Inquiries & Commissions: Please contact sean@seankane.com. All rights reserved. Copyright Sean Kane.

Licensing News: Teapot Art bound for Greeting Cards

Soon you'll be able to get a pot of tea at your favorite card and gift shop!

My playful illustration of Asian-inspired Teapots is making its way to greeting cards available in the new year.

I'm thrilled to be partnering with Design Design Inc., a trend-setting manufacturer and distributor of gift and stationery goods.

Teapots will be part of their popular 'green' line; They've got quite a commitment to making their products as environmentally friendly as possible.

I'm planning to give away some of these cards once they are in stores, so please stay tuned.

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This illustration is available for print, web, and product licensing uses. Inquiries & Commissions: Please contact sean@seankane.com. All rights reserved. Copyright Sean Kane.

Three Years of Holiday Art Success for Rogers' Chocolates

It's a real pleasure hearing about my work playing a role in a product's success, and few are sweeter than the holiday gift tins for Rogers' Chocolates.

For the third year in a row my Dove and Skating illustrations are appearing on Rogers' Chocolates holiday gift boxes.

And, according to this flattering article published last week, my work helps the historic Canadian chocolatier sell 40,000 tins a year.

Fun to be featured this way and even more fun having my designs as part of tasty year-end gift-giving, again!

I'm also enjoying hearing how people are using the tins once the goodies are all gone —ranging from storing batteries and pencils to art supplies and Advil !

p.s. Thanks to Vivian at Black Press Media for visiting me in the studio.

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Inquiries & Commissions: Please contact sean@seankane.com. All rights reserved. Copyright Sean Kane.

Holiday Ornaments and Other Greeting Cards On the Way

Wrapping up a busy month in the studio for greeting cards, with four designs to appear on upcoming cards for two different companies.

At this point I can't spill the beans on much else, but I can give a glimpse of one of the card illustrations, "Hanging Around the Holidays".

As soon as these and the other greeting cards are available, I'll be posting more info on where they can be found.

(Now back to colorful autumn things and we'll set aside the Christmas/Holiday stuff for a couple more months...)
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Inquiries & Commissions: Please contact sean@seankane.com. All rights reserved. Copyright Sean Kane.

Uncorking a Wine Design

wine bottle art by Sean Kane

So many colorful brand names for wines these days.

Whether you're raising a glass of Mad Housewife or Mommy's Time Out, pouring an Arrogant Frog or Elephant on a Tightrope, or uncorking a Fat Bastard or Bitch Barossa Grenache, it seems fitting to have tasty artwork with a playful palette to help it go down smoothly.

Happy Weekend!
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This illustration is available for print, web, and product licensing uses. Inquiries & Commissions: Please contact sean@seankane.com. All rights reserved. Copyright Sean Kane.

Buttons to Share: Giving Away Tiny Art You Can Wear

Free buttons. I've got a small handful of these little animals and designs remaining after tradeshow season and it's about time they found a home.

If you'd like to add one to your wardrobe or to brighten up an inch of your workspace or home, just send me an email and I'll get one in the mail to you — just for asking!

Be sure to provide mailing address and a design preference — if I've got it, I'll send it.  I'll do this until I run out or 7/31/2010, whichever comes first.

Happy Summertime!
sean@seankane.com

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These illustrations are available for print, web, and other licensing uses. Inquiries & Commissions: Please contact sean@seankane.com. All rights reserved. Copyright Sean Kane.

Back from the Big Apple: Surtex Show

Back in the studio after an exciting time exhibiting at the Surtex Show in NYC. It was a real pleasure to meet and share my artwork with so many manufacturers and retailers this past week.

Thanks to all of those who stopped by my booth to say hello, including fellow artists, designers, agents, and press.

Naturally, there was lots of inspiration to be found outside of the show as well, from the overflowing creativity at the neighboring Stationery and Furniture shows, to baseball in the Bronx and boats off of Battery Park, to delicious Turkish and Cuban dining with friends.

Watch this space for fun products that'll be coming to market as a result of collaborations kicked-off at the show!

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Inquiries & Commissions: Please contact sean@seankane.com. All rights reserved. Copyright Sean Kane.

Print & Pattern Blog Surtex Preview

I'm thrilled to have the popular design blog Print & Pattern feature a couple of my quirkier designs on their site today.

It comes just as I put the finishing touches on a number of designs that will make their way to New York next week for the SURTEX show, linking up with manufacturers who are seeking a playful look for their paper products, textiles, and more (SWATCH watches, lamp shades, bike helmets, umbrellas....).

Hello to visitors who found me on Print & Pattern and thanks for taking a look!

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These illustrations are available for print, web, and other licensing uses and as individual art prints. Inquiries & Commissions: Please contact sean@seankane.com. All rights reserved. Copyright Sean Kane.

Bound for the Big Apple: See Designs at Surtex Show

I'll be exhibiting my playful, upbeat designs at the SURTEX Show in New York, May 16-18, at the Javits Convention Center.

Art collections include Christmas, birthday, everyday, and patterns ideal for stationery, gift, craft, home, textiles and more.

Stop by booth 642 or make an appointment to see my expanding catalog and to discuss new design ideas for your product lines. 

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Inquiries & Commissions: Please contact sean@seankane.com. All rights reserved. Copyright Sean Kane.