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 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.
SmileyWorld has paired with the French snack brand Brossard for a retail promotion.
Sevenarts New York, owners of the copyright and trademark of the “Father of Art Deco” Erté (Romain de Tirtoff), have granted access to Chicago, Ill.-based Airlift Ideas to several hundred designs for use in a global licensing program.
Gruppo Cartorama is the latest licensee to join the growing roster of partners for Takkoda’s Pets Rock brand.
Pink Chillies has joined forces with Fashion U.K. to create a range of clothing and apparel for the elephant-based character brand.
Canadian lifestyle brand Roots has re-teamed with writer and visual artist Douglas Coupland for a capsule collection.
Joy Tashjian Marketing Group has been appointed as the licensing agent for Over Active Imagination’s Enchantails brand.
SmileyWorld has signed three new apparel partners for its smiley face image.
The Armani Group will design luxury residential units, common areas and amenities for their latest landmark project, Residences by Armani/Casa in Miami, Fla.
The finalists for the Best Licensed Property categories have been announced for The Licensing Awards 2014, to be held on September 16 in London.
Entertainment One Licensing has announced four new apparel and accessories collaborations for its lifestyle brand Skelanimals.
Firefly Brand Management has added California-based art studio Drizzle Studios as the newest licensee for bubble bath brand Mr. Bubble.
Digital Giving's charity app "T-Shirt Booth" welcomes a new addition–the hit mobile game "Plants vs. Zombies," in a deal brokered by Bulldog Licensing.
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