Sports Stickers with a Smile

Kicking, throwing and hitting just got a bit more fun. At least that's what I was aiming for with these new images for Smilemakers.

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Soccer, football, baseball, basketball and volleyball are all represented in the latest series of stickers for kids.

This was another slam dunk (or home run) project with Smilemakers. Big thanks to them.

 

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.

 

Baseball Glove Art Show Opens in New York City

Please join me for the Opening Night Party...

Friday, October 4, 2013, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, 67 E 11th Street (at Broadway), New York City, 212-226-7150

Baseball glove paintings are a slight detour from my usual illustration work and it would be a pleasure to share them with you in person.

Chat over a complimentary beer and ballpark snack while enjoying baseball art as never seen before.

See the lineup of all new glove paintings featuring baseball legends including Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays and others. Original glove art will be available for purchase.

Hope to catch you there!  (Click for more event info.)

Sean Kane Baseball Glove Art

Sean Kane Baseball Glove Art

Painted Baseball Glove Art Makes its Debut

Unique Baseball Artwork on Classic Gloves Featured on ESPN Holiday Gift Guide and Beyond

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A project in the works for about a year has come out swinging. My baseball artwork, which I'm calling 'Painted Glove Collectibles', is featured in the lead-off spot on ESPN.com's recent Holiday Gift Guide:

"1. Baseball glove artwork from Painted Glove Collectibles: Ontario-based illustrator Sean Kane buys up vintage baseball gloves and paints museum-quality baseball artwork on them, creating magnificent keepsakes that stand alone in the sports marketplace...each glove artwork is a one-of-a-kind item. Kane's attention to detail comes through in every little brushstroke. First-rate!"

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Born out of tinkering with how to overlap my loves of baseball and art, each painted glove artwork features player portraits, stats and highlights of their career. Teaming up a player with a glove from the era they played in is an added treat. Admittedly, it's a departure from my illustration portfolio.

Also, the Dodgers' Blue Heaven blog featured an interview with me about this project.

I've been approached by a fantastic NYC gallery specializing in baseball and a solo art exhibit of painted gloves is slated for Fall 2013. Proper announcement and details to come.

Baseball Glove featuring Fred Hutchinson

More info about the gloves can be seen here on my illustration site and at Painted Glove Collectibles.com.

Finally, a tip of the old baseball cap to a number of very kind, supportive, knowledgeable folks who have gotten behind this project. As I mention in the interview, it's very exciting to be able to create something unique that is resonating with baseball fans and those working around the game!

__________ Want to talk baseball glove art? Please get in touch: sean@seankane.com. Artwork copyright Sean Kane.