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.
The National Gallery Company has paired with SEB UK to create high-quality reproductions of some of its most iconic paintings.
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.
Casino gaming company IGT is planning to bring the Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand Tokidoki to slot machines.
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.
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