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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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.

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.

Sneak Peek at Holiday Greeting Cards

Lots of excitement in the studio with the arrival of a big box of samples of the three holiday greeting cards I did with Groupe Pierre Belvédère (previously mentioned here). It's like Christmas in April around here!

Nice treat having silver foil and embossing on the front of the cards and having the design continue to the back side. Seen here is the "Skating" card.

The best part by far is that a portion of proceeds from cards sold in Canada go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation!

They'll begin popping up in stores across North American and European in October, in boxes of 12 and as single cards, blank inside for adding personalized holiday greetings.

Thanks again to Pierre Belvédère for their vision and willingness to team up on this project.

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

Holiday Greeting Cards to Benefit Breast Cancer Foundation

I'm honored and pleased to mention that a trio of greeting cards featuring my playful winter designs and the familiar pink breast cancer awareness ribbon will be produced for next year's Christmas and winter holidays. 

Best of all, in the spirit of the season, ten percent of the proceeds from the card's sales will be contributed to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Montreal-based fine stationery distributor Groupe Pierre Belvédère is behind this effort.

Holiday Horns, featuring a tuba-playing snowman, and Winter Warm Up, pictured here, along with my Skating artwork (also seen on chocolate tins) were licensed for the cards, which are being handsomely produced with metallic foil and embossing and include the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation logo on the back. 

The cards will be available at card shops and larger retailers in North America and Europe and in Essence du Papier stores beginning in late 2010. I will mention specific outlets and links for purchasing the cards as they become known. 

It's always exciting to be part of the holiday gift-giving tradition and even more satisfying knowing the efforts of the Breast Cancer Foundation will benefit, even in a small way, from my designs! 

Thanks to Pierre Belvédère for their vision and willingness to team up on this project.

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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.

Annual Report Illustrations for Japanese Pharmacy Company

Lots of excitement in the studio when I got my first glimpse of the completed Annual Report for Japan's QOL Co. Ltd. earlier this month. I've created illustrations for magazines in Japan, but this is the first time my work is being used for a corporate piece there, which is very satisfying.


The client, which operates pharmacies in Japan, wanted to include and modify existing images of mine along with new artwork to help tell the story about the company's philosophy, their business focus, and their people.

I had the good fortune to work with Japan-based corporate and editorial design specialists KF Design. (And they're bilingual, so my rusty, tourist-level language skills weren't needed.)


I believe this is QOL's first Annual Report, so hats off (and thanks) to them for choosing illustration to help connect with shareholders in a unique way. I hope it's a big success for them.

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Inquiries please contact: sean@seankane.com.
Annual Report Copyright QOL Co Ltd. Illustrations Copyright 2009 Sean Kane.
(QOL's line art logo was created by another artist.)

Lots of Dots: Design Pattern Rollout

Introducing Dots, a colorful design that rounds up a mix of little gems into a festive everyday pattern.


With botanical bits and references to the seasons, Dots could hit the spot for a number of products, from outdoor gear to gift wrap, eco-friendly lines, and more.


I'm envisioning fun in foul weather and gifts that get noticed.


I'd welcome any thoughts about turning this theme into goods that will shine on store shelves. Other designs for product licensing can be seen at my portfolio here.


This illustration is available for print, web, and licensing uses and as individual art prints.
Inquiries please contact: sean@seankane.com. All rights reserved. Copyright Sean Kane.

Bicycles, Fixies, and 2-Wheelin': Bike Artwork

There's nothing quite like hopping on a bicycle and getting out for a ride. And no better time for biking than summer, which got my creative wheels turning recently:

Sean-Kane-Fixies-Bike.jpg Click here for info on ordering Fixies art prints.

My "Fixie" design collection. (For those who don't know, fixies is a term used to describe fixed-gear, single speed bicycles.) Striking in their simplicity and stripped-down elegance, the basic bicycle is a thing of beauty. In this case, I'm including tricycles, penny farthings and other cycles into the mix.

These designs are now available here, here, and here as prints, framed prints and canvas wall art.

Sean-Kane-Fixies-Bikes.jpg Click for info on ordering this bike artwork on prints and canvas.

Sean-Kane-Cycling-Bicycles Click to order this Bike art print.

I've put my spin on it, and these bike patterns have some fun product possibilities, including as a bedroom ensemble for a little Lance, greeting cards for young and old, cycling gear, and more.

Sean-Kane-Fixies-Bike-Art
If you've got some ideas for putting this collection to use, I'd be happy to discuss how we could get them rolling! Other designs for product licensing can be seen at my portfolio here.

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