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.
Good Sign has tapped Original Retro Brand for a range of apparel featuring the design brand.
Sanrio is kicking off a year of festivities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of pop icon Hello Kitty.
The Smiley Company has signed a new deal with Bic that will see disposable Bic lighters adorned with different Smiley face images and slogans.
The Smiley Company is continuing a number of partnerships with European licensees and has added more for the back-to-school season.
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mobile Game is now available for iOS, Android and Amazon devices.
Rubie’s Costume Company has partnered with Nickelodeon to create officially-licensed costumes, masks and accessories based on the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Halloween.
Bandai Namco Games America has launched the “Pac-Man Friends” app, an original arcade-style action-puzzler.
BBC Worldwide has launched an official online shop in Australia and New Zealand.
Absolut has collaborated with the Andy Warhol brand once again for the Andy Warhol Edition limited edition bottle celebrating creativity and pop art.
Planeta Junior and Studio 100 International have named Spanish toy manufacturer, Famosa as the worldwide master toy partner for the Heidi brand.
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