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.
Perfetti Van Melle and Pantone Colorwear have teamed up to combine their iconic brands for a new outerwear collection featuring Mentos and Chupa Chups.
Triforce Luggage has teamed with neo-pop artist Francisco Ceron for a new line of contemporary, colorful luggage sets.
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.
The Loudmouth Golf lifestyle brand is cooking up something new in Central Florida, with a new branded restaurant.
Artist Sir Peter Blake has created a limited edition print to celebrate the 75th anniversary of DC Thomson’s The Beano brand.
Apparel and accessories company Loudmouth has tapped M-Edge Accessories for a new collection of cell phone and tablet cases featuring its signature prints.
Takkoda, creator of the Pets Rock brand, has tapped London-based PR agency Battenhall to implement the PR program for the brand.
British art and design museum the Victoria & Albert Museum has teamed with two new licensees for nail polish and home textiles.
American Greetings Properties has inked a deal with Lion Forge Comics for new children’s titles based on Care Bears, Madball and “Packages from Planet X.”
Parigi Group has signed a multi-year license agreement with luxury sport car manufacturer Ferrari, to create a collection of children's lifestyle apparel.
Pretty Ugly, creators of the Uglydoll series, in partnership with Universal Partnerships & Licensing and mobile service Viber have created a Sticker Pack mobile program.
Santoro's Gorjuss design property has added a swath of new licensees around the world.
Made in Me has partnered with comic book publisher Dynamite Entertainment to bring Doodle Jump comics to mobile devices and tablets globally.
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