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 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.
Portico is working with the design brand Lily & Val to develop a range of homewares in the U.K. featuring the brand's chalkboard art.
Kid Made Modern has tapped JLKBrand as the exclusive licensing agent for its children’s do-it-yourself brand.
Trunk Archive has brokered a series of fashion collaborations that will see its clients’ work appearing on spring collections across the globe.
The Good Sign brand, which literally features a yellow road sign that reads “This is a Good Sign,” has signed a series of new licensing deals.
Jo Rose, creator of the U.K. brand Deer Little Forest, has appointed Think Tank Emporium as licensing agent for the brand in the U.S. and Canada.
Independent licensing agency JELC has appointed JTL licensing to serve as the Greek sub-agent for the iDoo-B-Doo brand.
Artist Maria Scrivan has licensed 14 of her cartoons to Recycled Paper Greetings.
Hasbro and Shapeways are combining powers to launch SuperFanArt.com, a 3D printing marketplace and community that will allow fans to promote their artwork and creations.
SEGA announces the release dates for its upcoming Sonic Boom video game series.
JELC was appointed to represent the National Gallery Company to expand and develop an international licensing program featuring the museum’s collection of paintings.
Both Marvel and Funko offered a sneak peek at the upcoming dancing Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend via social media.
RJM Licensing will represent The Country Diary of an Edwarian Lady for the home décor and stationery market in the U.S. and Canada.
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