2014 was year of big successes (Frozen), milestones (Hello Kitty’s 40th) and industry-changing innovations (3D printing). Here’s a recap of the news that shaped the year.
Santoro has signed a host of new licensees and launched several new lines for its art brand Gorjuss in Europe.
Retro Apparel launched its first line of It's A Good Sign apparel at the MAGIC Marketweek trade show last month in Las Vegas, Nev.
Maya Studio has appointed the IP management company Consumer Product Connection to develop a licensing program for its brands in Europe and the East.
Crayola has teamed with Bloomingdale’s for the new I Am Color campaign that includes fashion collaborations, window displays and in-store events.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has collaborated with The Art of the Brick to create an art exhibition featuring sculptures of DC Comics characters made out of LEGOs.
Spanish design brand Dream Big has signed three new in Europe and Mexico.
Home décor company Primitives by Kathy has launched a new line of baby frames and box signs featuring the designs of Caleb Gray Studio.
Smiley has announced a new collaboration with French fashion designer Martine Sitbon and the global release of its sticker book line from Editis.
Portico is working with the design brand Lily & Val to develop a range of homewares in the U.K. featuring the brand's chalkboard art.
Kid Made Modern has tapped JLKBrand as the exclusive licensing agent for its children’s do-it-yourself brand.
Photographic agency Magnum Photos has tapped Trunk Archive as its licensing agent in North America.
Quantum Mechanix and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have teamed to create a line of art prints featuring the DC Comics Bombshells.
Stationery designer Bonnie Marcus is bringing her designs to the world of sleepwear with a new line of woven and knit pajama sets.
Bulldog Licensing has been appointed to represent Chalk Bear, a new character studio set up by top U.K. artist Doug Hyde.
Art brand Crowded Teeth from creator Michelle Romo debuted at Licensing Expo this week with new art, designs and characters known as Cute Friends.
Bulldog Licensing has brokered a new agreement for design brand Tired Ted with personalized art company Yoofiti.
Musical instrument manufacturer Peavey Electronics will unveil a new line of Star Wars guitars and accessories this week at San Diego Comic-Con.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s preschool animated series, “Kate & Mim-Mim” is now on the CBeebies TV roster.
Ralph Lauren Corp. is unveiling the high-performance Polo Tech shirt on opening day of the U.S. Open.
JELC has signed Gemma International as the newest licensee for the greetings card and gift brand The Wisdom of Kids.
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