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.
Porterfield's Fine Art Licensing has signed on to represent artist and photographer Mindy Schroeder.
Finnish stationery and gift licensee Karto Oy has signed on to create a new line for the preschool brand Deer Little Forest, created by illustrator Jo Rose
SmileyWorld has again partnered with Herlitz, now part of the Pelikan Group, for a new range of back-to-school products.
Licensing agency Carmella Johns Unltd. has brokered a new partnership for its client Ragnar with Sin in Linen.
Italian art brand The Gkrs has added two new partners.
HBO and its official licensees have a slew of Game of Thrones exclusive at San Diego Comic-Con this week and weekend.
Candle company PartyLite had unveiled its new designer collection from celebrity stylist Jonathan Adler.
Brentwood Licensing has added Fun Apparel as the newest licensee for the Peace Frogs brand to create a line of boxers and loungewear.
Literary agency Prava i Prevodi has been appointed as sub-agent for Roberto Ricci’s young adult fantasy series, The Red Harlequin, in 19 countries.
Carte Blanche has unveiled a new range of Moshi Monsters 3D cards that bring to live the digital characters with new 3D technology.
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