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.
SmileyWorld has launched a host of new fashion collaborations featuring the iconic smiley face imagery with retail partners around the world.
The National Gallery Company has paired with SEB UK to create high-quality reproductions of some of its most iconic paintings.
Santoro has signed a roster of new deals for its art and design brands including Gorjuss, Willow and Mirabelle.
Sculptures of Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep will be dotting iconic sites across London this spring as part of a Shaun in the City arts trail.
Bulldog Licensing's sub-agents have signed a gaggle of new deals for the design brand It’s a Wild Life, which combines wildlife imagery with human characteristics.
Colombian illustrator Catalina Estrada has partnered with Baltic Linen Company to develop a licensed line of bed, bath and beach products.
MGL Licensing has signed on represent Art Marketing's portfolio of art brands and finalized new deals for Tan-Tan and Dan Fenelon.
Encyclopaedia Britannica has partnered with Great Big Canvas to bring its collection of images to wall art and canvas prints.
Victory Tailgate is planning a line of canvas wall art for more than 600 U.S. schools.
Loudmouth has teamed with One Up Bands to create a line of headbands featuring the apparel brand's infamously wild patterns.
John Lewis is now featuring the Wish You Were Here product range from artist Tina Crawford.
Lifestyle designer Debra Valencia is authoring two sewing books for the DIY craft consumer.
Independent licensing agency JELC has signed on to represent the new girls’ brand concept iDoo-B-Doo.
London-based licensing agency Bloom has been appointed as the U.K. representative for the British gifting and stationery brand Happy Jackson.
DC Thomson Consumer Products has launched a limited edition range of The Beano Alphabet greetings cards and exclusive screen prints at The British Library.
ThinkGeek will debut The Wand Company's latest Universal Remote Control–a Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser universal remote control at San Diego Comic-Con this week.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products is partnering with Pottery Barn and other licensees with DC Comics-inspired school supplies.
Licensing agency The Wildflower Group has expanded the licensing program for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum with three new licensees.
Last week Playboy hosted the grand opening of its new, freestanding Playboy Mexico store, Playboy Estd 1953.
DC Thomson Consumer Products and shoe brand Dr. Martens are extending their partnership with the launch of a fall/winter limited edition The Beano footwear collection.
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