Karen Addison on bringing the art of Norman Thelwell into giftware, colouring books and equestrian products

As an exhibition of his work lands in London’s Cartoon Museum, Karen Addison of Karen Addison Associates discusses opportunities around the Norman Thelwell brand.

Tommy Hilfiger debuts Andy Warhol collection

Warhol’s Sunset and Lobster prints form the focus of the collection.

ARTiSTORY to handle global licensing push for The British Library

“The Library’s rich and varied collection is for everyone and we are looking forward to sharing it with more people across the world through these creative products and innovative projects,” said Caroline Brown, The British Library’s Head of Commercial Services.

J Smith Esquire creates Scrabble Crown to mark game’s 75th anniversary

The Scrabble Crown was constructed over 153 hours, with jewels, crystals and gold beading complementing 319 Scrabble tiles.

Swarovski and Marvel unite for jewellery range and home collection

“Both brands have a rich heritage, long-standing legacy and are loved by customers all around the world – making this the perfect collaboration,” said Peter Widmann, Head of B2B, collaboration & licensing at Swarovski.

Talia Tester discusses Tatty Teddy – and driving new business at Carte Blanche Group

Why Talia Tester – Head of Licensing at Carte Blanche Group – likes to hear ideas face to face.

The B&LLAs 2023 finalists revealed

“The record number of entries for the B&LLAs 2023 underlines just how much the brand and lifestyle licensing business has grown and matured,” said Ian Hyder, CEO of Max Publishing.

Kids Industries’ Global Family Study finds 24% of UK kids discover new brands and products through influencers

The study also found that UK children today are goal driven, with 8% aspiring to fame and 21% wanting to change the world for the better.

Surface View bolsters range of Ashmolean wallpaper murals, wall art and canvases

“Our partnership with Surface View has been running for more than eight years, and we are delighted with the refresh,” said Declan McCarthy, Head of Publishing & Licensing at the Ashmolean.

The Brand Radar: From Luke Skywalker to Land Rover… A deep dive into LEGO’s selective, effective approach to licensing

Start Licensing’s Ian Downes looks at LEGO’s innovative approach to working with brands, be it youngsters with DUPLO or AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) through advanced sets.

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