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.
Costco is bringing a new category of products to its members–fine art.
Emmy award-winning artist Joe Murray has signed a greeting card deal with Leanin' Tree
Licensing agency The Brand Liaison has launched a new art licensing division in collaboration with Creatif Licensing.
New Taiwanese contemporary art brand GP Deva is making its move into the world of licensing this week at Licensing Expo.
The World of Eric Carle is headed to specialty retailer Gymboree on a line of apparel and accessories for children.
Game company Pixowl has signed on to create an original simulation mobile game featuring Garfield in a new partnership with Paws, Inc.
RealCup will expand its distribution next month with three major Canadian grocery chains signing on to carry Marley Coffee.
Ford Motor Company will celebrate the iconic Ford Mustang with the debut of Mustang Unleashed, a limited- edition line of one-of-a-kind shirts.
Indian Motorcycle has announced a new collaboration with FieldCandy, a designer brand of outdoor products, for a branded tent.
Sales of Hallmark's Itty Bittys plush line featuring a range of licensed characters have increased 600 percent from 2013.
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