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Design and work in progress blog of Sean Kane Design & Illustration.

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Sunnydaze band, unused logo concept. Playful 70’s vibe on this one.
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Logo design for Sunnydaze (Facebook Link) - A Jazz, Funk and Jam band. 

Throwback style script with restraint on the ligatures.
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Logo design and full colour retro treatment for German electro house DJ, Till Wild.
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Unused logo concepts for LA Holly Magazine.
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New logo design for LA Holly magazine, final single colour logo shown on marbled background. A nod to classic street mag stickers and logos of a past era (LA Holly Facebook)
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I have always loved the cheesy excess that was a major part of the 1980s typography.
 
Over the last few months I have pushed myself to recreate a lot of these hand drawn effects using photoshop, aiming for a mixture of authenticity and improvement on the original ideas.
 
Some of these were used, some never made the cut and some were just for fun.

Check out the full project on Behance (link)
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Polyester Afros EP, a collection of disco remakes.
Cover designed by Sean Kane for Good For You Records 
Featuring a late 70s/Early 80s inspired gold script with plenty of bling.
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Self Initiated T-Shirt design for Quoddy Footwear
I have been a fan of Quoddy for a few years now and I love their outlook on producing good quality hand made products.  I wanted a T-shirt design that was vintage inspired, but contained elements that work with their new fashion forward colour ways. 
Self Initiated T-Shirt design for Quoddy Footwear
I have been a fan of Quoddy for a few years now and I love their outlook on producing good quality hand made products.  I wanted a T-shirt design that was vintage inspired, but contained elements that work with their new fashion forward colour ways. 
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Just got delivery of my first Senna posters.  Very impressed with the quality of the Giclee print and the colours are exactly as imagined, almost seems a shame to put them behind glass.
Still available on Society6
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Fight The Power - A poster inspired by Spike Lee’s movie ‘Do the Right Thing’ and the character of Radio Raheem.
Take a Ghetto Blaster, some flashy 80’s grid and some Public Enemy Lyrics set in the style of Radio Raheem’s Love-Hate hand rings and you have my poster dedicated to this awesome movie.
20 x D MOTHERFUCKER.
Fight The Power - A poster inspired by Spike Lee’s movie ‘Do the Right Thing’ and the character of Radio Raheem.
Take a Ghetto Blaster, some flashy 80’s grid and some Public Enemy Lyrics set in the style of Radio Raheem’s Love-Hate hand rings and you have my poster dedicated to this awesome movie.
20 x D MOTHERFUCKER.
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The 1986 season was notable for being the last World Rally Championship season driven with the powerful and popular Group B rally cars.
This poster is dedicated to their legacy and features the dominate Peugeot 206 T16 E2 form the last season, driven by ‘86 champion Juha Kankunnen.

Now available for sale on Society 6

The 1986 season was notable for being the last World Rally Championship season driven with the powerful and popular Group B rally cars.
This poster is dedicated to their legacy and features the dominate Peugeot 206 T16 E2 form the last season, driven by ‘86 champion Juha Kankunnen.

Now available for sale on Society 6
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1985 Portuguese Grand Prix - A Young Ayrton Senna’s first Grand Prix win. After the last Senna poster, which was so much fun, I decided to do another grid + vector beast celebrating the early years of Senna and the sinister JPS branded Lotus.
Now available for purchase on Society 6
1985 Portuguese Grand Prix - A Young Ayrton Senna’s first Grand Prix win. After the last Senna poster, which was so much fun, I decided to do another grid + vector beast celebrating the early years of Senna and the sinister JPS branded Lotus.
Now available for purchase on Society 6
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Ayrton Senna - In my eyes the greatest Formula One driver. I wanted this tribute poster to capture the late 80’s early 90’s F1 era in the style that I remembered. When the cars where at their sexiest with minimal wings, classic signage, basic colours and street circuits seemed to rule.  The iconic Marlboro McLaren cars of Prost and Senna are images that are ever lasting with me.
Technique wise, this illustration is 100% simple vectors, no opacity’s or gradients, whilst the bold masculine fonts and colour schemes reflect the Marlboro branding and the promotional posters of the time.
Now available for purchase on Society 6
Ayrton Senna - In my eyes the greatest Formula One driver. I wanted this tribute poster to capture the late 80’s early 90’s F1 era in the style that I remembered. When the cars where at their sexiest with minimal wings, classic signage, basic colours and street circuits seemed to rule.  The iconic Marlboro McLaren cars of Prost and Senna are images that are ever lasting with me.
Technique wise, this illustration is 100% simple vectors, no opacity’s or gradients, whilst the bold masculine fonts and colour schemes reflect the Marlboro branding and the promotional posters of the time.
Now available for purchase on Society 6