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.
The iconic elephant character Babar is taking part in the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt this month in New York City.
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.
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