New Artist – Jean-Marc Janiaczyk

Born in Douai, France, self-taught painter Jean-Marc Janiaczyk brings his canvases to life with vibrant palette knife strokes and vivid colours. Inspired by the beauty of Southern French hillsides, Janiaczyk’s paintings feature lavender and poppy fields, olive trees, cottages and lakes.

These beautiful impressionist paintings of Provence are perfect for greetings cards, calendars, craft products, homeware and more.

Click here to view Jean-Marc Janiaczyk’s image collection.

Please contact us to check availability for your product and territory.

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Art Licensing Newsletter – March 2012

This month’s newsletter features our new surrealist artist Jacek Yerka and new images from Lisa Jane, Peter Adderley and MGL Studio.

New Artist
Jacek Yerka


We are pleased to present the work of our brand new artist, Jacek Yerka.

Born into an artistic family Polish painter, Jacek Yerka, combines technical accuracy with surrealist subjects ranging from odd-beasts to whimsical landscapes and architecture.

His intriguing work has been exhibited in many countries around the world, and also captured the attention of Hollywood producer Rene Daalder who commissioned Jacek to design the monster-machines and surreal landscapes for the sci-fi film ‘Strawberry Fields’.

We are looking for partners to feature Jacek’s beautiful and intriguing images on a range of products including jigsaws, posters, calendars, cards, crafts and more.

Contact us to check availability for your products and territories.

Please click here to review Jacek’s full image collection.

 

New Images
Paws for Thought by Lisa Jane


Lisa Jane has just submitted new images to her increasingly popular animal collection, Paws for Thought. The collection features a range of adorable puppies in vintage styled locations.

Please click here to review Lisa’s full ‘Paws for Thought’ image collection.

 

New Images
Peter Adderley


Peter Adderley works in a studio attached to his home in North Devon, England. He finds living close to the sea a great source of inspiration for his quirky characters and coastal scenes.

Peter’s new images feature rainbow coloured coastal themes and cars.

Please click here to review Peter’s full image collection.

New Images
MGL Studio


Specially commissioned by MGL, our fantasy collection features beautifully detailed images that are full of imagination – perfect for puzzles, posters & more!

The collection includes images of wolves, wildlife and unicorns as well as the illustrations from the ‘Dragon Chronicles’ sequel, ‘Labyrinth of Fire’.

Please click here to review the MGL Studio image collection.

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Hallmark UK Signs Histericals and Spectickles

 

We are pleased to announce Hallmark UK has just signed two of our humour lines for two exclusive card ranges.

The ‘Histericals’ by Peter Adderley and ‘Spectickles’ by Bill Abbott are due to be released in the coming months and will be distributed throughout all the key retailers in the UK.

Daniel Grant, Senior Licensing Manager at Hallmark UK says ‘We are very pleased to introduce the Histericals and Spectickles into our Hallmark license portfolio. This exciting acquisition will help to increase our offering in the humour related greeting card sector, which continues to prove a successful area of our overall card business.’

 

The Histericals by Peter Adderley


Peter, known for over 20 years for creating wonderful limited edition prints has always been keen to develop a humour range using a very different style and subject matter to that found in his gallery.

The ‘Histericals’ is an original and hearty collection of images featuring everything from relationships, marriage, sports, beer to office jokes. Peter mentioned he was “thrilled to be working with such a leading publisher as Hallmark UK and looks forward to seeing how this range develops.”

We are looking for partners to cover more product areas including publishing, gifts, homeware and apparel.

Please click here to download the Histericals collection.

 

Spectickles by Bill Abbott


Bill Abbott, the latest humour artist to join the MGL team, has been creating cartoons for as long as he could hold a pen. Bill’s work has appeared in numerous magazines and books throughout the US, with his fan base growing day by day.

Bill’s ‘Spectickles’ range covers all aspects of daily life from marriage and work to the inescapable aging process. With over 80 cartoons available so far, Bill’s collection is guaranteed to keep you chuckling!

“Hallmark is such an iconic name throughout the world,” says Bill, “having my ‘Spectickles’ characters associated with that name is a thrill and an honour.”

We are looking for opportunities to work with additional partners in the publishing, apparel, gifts and homeware markets.

Please click here to download the full Spectickles collection.