Gingerbread Houses: 5 Illustrated Stickers

Gumdrops Galore in Sweet Holiday Kids Product

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Just in time for the holidays: a new collection of festive illustrated Gingerbread Houses stickers.

Geared towards kids (and kids at heart), the gumdrop and frosting-filled stickers are produced by Smilemakers (available on their site).

I created the original painted illustrations in acrylic and the final sticker size is 2.5 inches (62mm) square.

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Did I mention they are scented, too?-- scratch and sniff for a faint smell of holiday treats!

Thanks to the creative team at Smilemakers for the sweet project!  Happy Holidays.

5 Baseball-themed Designs for Bag Tags

Licensed Art for Sporty New Travel Gear.

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I recently created a handful of new baseball-related designs for a line of fun, handsome Bag Tags in collaboration with the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse.

For a guy who loves baseball, this is an illustration project right in my wheelhouse.

Great for Luggage, Golf Bags, Gym Bags, Laptop Cases, Backpacks --you name it, the luggage tags are made from high-quality embroidery on sturdy twill fabric.

This is my first involvement in licensing art for a fabric product and I'm amazed at the details the manufacturer was able to capture.

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The colorful designs include "Home Run", "Hands on Bat", "Pitches", "Scoreboard" and "Play Ball". The tags measure 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" with a contact info card in the reverse side pocket.

The "Sean Kane Collection" of bag tags made its successful debut at the National Stationery Show in 2014 and they are beginning to appear in gift retail outlets.

I expected these would be a hit with kids as well as older "kids at heart" and happily had this confirmed after giving away a few bag tags on my recent travels-- Smiles all around and quickly put onto backpacks and suitcases! I've currently got one on my favorite Filson bag.

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Wholesale and retail bag tag orders can be made by directly on Bergino.com and by calling 1-800-556-9420.  

Big thanks to Bergino for approaching me to add to their all-star lineup of products.

 

Still Tasty: Artwork for Chocolate Gift Tins

Rogers' Chocolates has licensed my Skating image for another year, adding a decorative taste of Winter to their tin of 15-piece milk and dark chocolates.

For six years now this design has been a part of their product line -- that's some shelf life!

Great to see the continued success of this collaboration with Rogers' Chocolates.

And happy to know that people will be giving these chocolates as gifts again this holiday season!

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Looking for a sweet solution for your product? Let's chat. Inquiries: sean@seankane.com

My Favorite Wintery Things: Illustrations for Stickers

Getting dark early. Morning frost on the ground. -- Must be Winter's turn soon.

Just out to celebrate the upside of the season is this cheery set of stickers that I created for SmileMakers.

Kids might bring them home from school, you could see them at a doctor's office -- or you can order your own roll of stickers here. (Might be a nice way to seal those holiday greeting cards!)

It was a pleasure getting to collaborate with the fun folks at SmileMakers once again.

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Favorite project needing some icons or spot illustrations? Let's chat over some hot chocolate! Inquiries: sean@seankane.com

Playful Robot Artwork for Children's Stickers

Silly Smiling Robots Illustrated for New Kid's Product. And by silly I mean the ice-cream eating, skateboarding, flower-picking types of robots!

The five-sticker set of fun robots is available here.

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Thanks to the terrific robo-friendly team at Smilemakers! Hopefully these will be making smiles for lots and lots of robot-lovin' kids.

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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.

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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.

Sun Art Chosen for CBS 'Sunday Morning' Broadcasts - Prints Available

Rise and shine! My sun artwork Ray Play made its way to television as part of the CBS Sunday Morning program, first airing on October 10, 2010 at the end of a piece by Bill Geist.

Hosted by Charles Osgood, the broadcast is seen by a nationwide audience of nearly five million each week.  As you may know, the program is marked by its distinctive sun logo and, between some segments of the show, brief uses of various other sun face images -- like this one.

The design is part of the Sunday Morning art library and is slated to appear on future broadcasts of the show as well.

Click here to View CBS Sun Art "Ray Play" Print options

Print prices starting at only $18. (US)

"Ray Play"available as Canvas Wall Art, too!

This Sun collage painting, full of texture and upbeat colors, can inject a bit of playfulness and and a warm smile into your everyday.

Sean Kane's Sunday Morning Sun Art now available on mugs, iPhone cases, tote bags and more!

I created this sunny art using a mix of acrylic painted papers. Then collaged them, adding layers of painted textures, colored pencil and more paint to arrive at a bright, summer image.

I'm proud that it appears on Sunday Morning, adding to the shows rich history of featuring artist's works and being a colorful bookend to their stories from time-to-time.

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Questions about ordering, prints, or shipping? Please contact me.

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Sean Kane is a professional artist creating upbeat, conceptual illustrations and distinctive designs for publishers, products, and a range of clients worldwide including Amazon.com, The New York Times, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Canadian Wildlife Federation, Volkswagen, All Nippon Airways, The Wall Street Journal, Target Stores and many more.  All rights reserved. Copyright Sean Kane.