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 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.
Sevenarts New York, owners of the copyright and trademark of the “Father of Art Deco” Erté (Romain de Tirtoff), have granted access to Chicago, Ill.-based Airlift Ideas to several hundred designs for use in a global licensing program.
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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