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.

New from Lisa Jane – Paws for Thought


Animal images are certainly in their hey day as demand has never been greater for cute and cheeky characters from the animal world! 

Our own acclaimed American photographer, Lisa Jane, has just created a new collection of images featuring our favourite cuddly friends. This new collection called, Paws for Thought, features a range of adorable puppies and Lisa’s own French bulldog named Winston!

These vintage-styled, humorous and charming images are perfect for a number of product ranges including calendars, cards, stationery, gifts and more.

With more images expected shortly, this is the perfect range to add to your products.

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

 

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Please click here to download the full Paws for Thought style guide.

Happy Chinese New Year! 2012: Year of the Dragon

Dragon Images


To celebrate the Chinese New Year 2012 – the year of the Dragon, MGL would like to remind you that we offer a large range of dragon imagery for all your needs. The MGL dragon collection features artwork from a number of acclaimed artists such as Adrian Chesterman, Garry Walton, Jody Bergsma and more.

The images are perfect for calendars, apparel, jigsaws, figurines, collectables and more.

Please click here to review the collection on our website and contact us to check availability for your product and territory.

 

Dragon Chronicles
Labyrinth of Fire


In addition to our generic Dragon range, MGL is pleased to announce the long-awaited sequel to the internationally acclaimed book, ‘The Dragon Chronicles’ has now been published. The ‘Labyrinth of Fire’ is now available in multiple territories and is guaranteed to be a hit with all dragon and fantasy enthusiasts. The images promise to be a hit in all product areas for 2012.

To check availability for your product and territory please contact us.

Please click here to download the full Dragon Chronicles collection.

Art Licensing Newsletter – January 2012

MGL would like to wish you all a Happy New Year!  This month’s newsletter features information on our upcoming trade show attendance, new artists Steve Skelton and Judy Mastrangelo, as well as new images from Bente Schlick and Dominic Davison.

Tradeshows


We are starting the new year with a long list of trade shows.  MGL will be attending the following trade shows:

  • PAPERWORLD, Frankfurt: 30th – 31st January
  • TOY FAIR, Nuremberg: 3rd – 5th February
  • SPRING FAIR INTERNATIONAL, Birmingham: 6th – 8th February

Please call +44 20 7593 0510 or email us to arrange a meeting.

 

New Artist
Steve Skelton


We are pleased to welcome new artist Steve Skelton to our group! Steve is an American illustrator and cartoonist specializing in designing quirky, fun and humorous images. Every image contains a range of details, caricatures and little stories. Steve’s images are perfect for children and adults alike. Each image will keep you entertained and searching for more.

Steve has worked for a number of big companies in the past including Hasbro, Fisher-price, Levi Strauss, McDonald’s and Hallmark.  His work is ideal for jigsaws, murals, posters, cards and more.

Please click here to download Steve Skelton’s full style guide.

 

New Artist
Judy Mastrangelo


American artist and former teacher, Judy Mastrangelo, holds fairytales, myths and fantasy close to her heart. A great lover of nature, Judy’s imagination is inspired by life’s simple pleasures such as walking through idyllic woodland & peaceful gardens. Judy seeks to impart the wonder of nature in her work and has illustrated several children’s books.

With many more images to come, Judy’s collection of  images are perfect for many product areas from jigsaws to greeting cards.

Please click here to download Judy Mastrangelo’s full style guide.

 

New Images
Bente Schlick


Our German artist, Bente Schlick continues to be a hit with jigsaw puzzle, card, calendar and apparel companies. Bente has recently submitted a series of new images to add to her collection of fantasy images. Her distinguishable style and skills continue to be reflected in these inspirational images.

Please click here to view Bente Schlick’s full style guide.

 

New Images
Dominic Davison


Dominic Davison’s beautiful and detailed images continue to be a hit with the jigsaw and gift market. Dominic has just submitted some new images featuring beautiful Italian landscapes and cities to add to his growing collection of cottages and Victorian houses.

The images are perfect for calendars, cards, stationery and more.

Please click here to download Dominic Davison’s full Style Guide.

Merry Christmas from MGL!

Our offices will be closed over the Christmas period from the 24th December to the 2nd January. We will be back in the New Year on Tuesday 3rd January 2012.

Valentina Launches in the Middle East

First launched at this years Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, our quirky art property, Valentina, has gone from strength to strength with our various international partners. The latest partner to sign her work, Dubai Library Distributors, will be producing a wide variety of products including BTS and social stationery, lunch boxes, wallets and bags. We work closely with Valentina who continues to develop wonderful and intricate images specifically for our international partners.

Current licenses already include:

BTS and Social Stationery: North America & Middle East, 2013 Calendars: Worldwide, Wall Murals: Worldwide, Homeware: North America, Wooden Jigsaws: Worldwide.

With more deals on the line and ranges starting to roll out for 2012, now is the time to get on board.  Please contact us to check availability for your product and territory.

Valentina on Kitchen Nightmares

Valentina was recently featured on Gordon Ramsey’s US version of Kitchen Nightmares! Her images were used on wall art produced by our licensee, Murals Your Way, as part of the redesign for a new establishment. The episode will air in the UK nearer to Christmas.

New Property – She’s SO Creative

MGL is pleased to present our brand new humour line, ‘She’s SO Creative’, produced by the talented Stephanie Orma.

San Francisco based Stephanie Orma is an accomplished graphic designer and illustrator. Combining her passion for words, typography, humour and cartoons, Steph created this line to stretch the limits of everyday life with her fresh, witty artwork. Her clean illustration-style allows her outrageously clever characters – from wiener dogs to vegetables – to snag centre stage.

Stephanie’s work offers fresh and original images for a range of product ares including calendars, cards, diaries, stationery, homeware, apparel and more.

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

Art Licensing Newsletter – November

Welcome to our monthly newsletter. This month features information on our new artists – Bill Abbott, Corinne Hartley & Alixandra Mullins.

New Property
Bill Abbott


Welcome to the odd and ironic world of Bill Abbott. Bill’s humour 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!

Bill lives in beautiful western New York with his wife and two sons. He has served over eighteen years in the U.S. military, including service in Iraq and other places. His art has appeared in Reader’s Digest, American Greetings calendars, on greeting cards, books, magazines and a long, long list of other products and publications worldwide.

Bill’s cartoons are available for a range of products. Please contact us for more information, or click here to browse through Bill’s collection.

 

New Artist
Corinne Hartley


Award winning artist, Corinne Hartley is a former fashion illustrator having studied at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles followed by the Pasadena School of Fine Arts.

Corinne is now committed to capturing the beautiful innocence and boundless energy of children in her paintings. Her art offers a fun and nostalgic exploration of the daily life of children. Whether it be a sunny sports day, a ballet class, or even just a rainy autumn day, Corinne’s art reminds us to cherish the daily details of life!

Click here to view Corinne’s full collection.

 

New Artist
Alixandra Mullins


Alixandra Mullins is the latest artist to join our group. Alix combines original paintings, drawings and original photography using a form of graphic design collage. Alix enjoys creating art that captures the vibrancy of life, spirituality and joy that exists in the world.

Her images mainly feature nature and animals in tropical and magical locations. Her collection features a number of colourful butterfly collages as well as wild animals such as tigers, lions, parrots and more.

Click here to view all of Alixandra’s collection.

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