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.
Playboy has joined forces with Blitzway to create a limited edition collection of art figurines that highlight the brand's history of bringing together art and pop culture.
The licensing division of Colonial Williamsburg has signed a new deal with York Wallcoverings for a line of wallpaper based on its archives.
Mark Feldstein & Associates has introduced a series of LED nightlights featuring artist Thomas Kinkade’s Disney Dreams collection.
Zalemark is bringing the Crayola brand from children to adults with a new fine jewelry collection inspired by the iconic crayons.
Artist Robin Zingone has partnered with Custom Personalization Solutions and the retailer PersonalizedPlanet.com to create a line of personalized products.
Santoro has added two new product lines for two of its art brands–Mirabelle and Kori Kumi.
Mega Brands America has launched a puzzle line featuring vintage artwork from the Smithsonian Libraries’ seed catalog collection.
Greeting card designer The London Studio is shifting its business toward a licensing model to allow founder Soula Zavacopoulos more time for creative development.
Iron Gut Publishing has partnered with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity for a collection of artwork featuring the Peter Pan brand.
The Caleb Gray Studio has appointed Ideaologie to rep the artist's portfolio for licensing.
Withit Licensing has appointed Denise Deane as design and development manager for the brands in its art and lifestyle portfolio.
Branding and licensing company Epic Rights has been named as the global licensing agent for contemporary artist Gary Baseman.
King Features Syndicate is showcasing its new client, the digital brand Theo & Beau, at Licensing Expo this week in Las Vegas, Nev.
Construction equipment company JCB is taking center stage in Germany with the unveiling of two giant sculptures of JCB toys in the city of Fuerth.
Sequential Brands Group has announced several initiatives for a global re-launch of the company’s recently acquired brand the Franklin Mint.
SmileyWorld has partnered with fashion handbags licensee Guangzhou Qiankun to release a new collection of handbags and accessories in China later this year.
MGL Licensing has signed on the represent art brand GAL Designs.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, has teamed up with Aquarius to create DC Comics-based board games.
Peavey Electronics has added a line musical instruments and accessories featuring Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to their repertoire.
C3 Entertainment will represent Motorgraphics Collection's artist Marc Lacourciere and his works of art, including classic automobile and motorcycle artwork.
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