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Sketches and Scribbles

Last week, Firefly Brand Management announced that it had signed on to represent professional doodler Todd Goldman for licensing representation. That follows on the heels of Striker Entertainment being retained by the Doodle Boy. It turns out that a long list of professional doodle artists from around the world promote their hand-drawn patterns and characters […]

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Seeing the Bigger Picture

The number of artists and art agents exhibiting at Licensing Expo continues to shrink, with the smallest contingent in recent memory represented at the 2019 edition earlier this month. In part, this decline is due to the nature of the Expo. It faces competition from art-only events, such as Surtex and Blueprint, which attract more […]

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A Collection of Museum Collaborations

Designer collaborations encompassing apparel, accessories, and footwear involve a variety of licensed properties, from characters and sports leagues to corporate brands and celebrities. Museums have been less frequent players, aside from a few key institutions. But more and more, museums with a range of specialties are pairing with fashion labels in a number of ways: […]

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Creative Collaboration

The pairing of artists and fashion designers continues as a strong trend, with high-profile creators in all genres of fine and graphic arts teaming with design labels. Among the goals: to offer customers an unexpected new look and to encourage followers of both properties to become fans of the other. A handful of examples from […]

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Pop Stars

With their bright colors and pop-culture references, painters identified as pop artists, from Roy Lichtenstein to Damien Hirst, have been attractive as licensing and collaboration partners almost since they first came on the scene in the 1950s. The past year is no exception as pop artists, both current and classic, have been expanding their licensing […]

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Art x Fashion

Collections pairing the imagery of established artists with high-profile apparel and accessories labels have represented a trend in the licensing and fashion businesses for some time, and that continues, as recent deals attest: Keith Haring’s estate and its agent Artestar are collaborating with Coach on a spring/summer 2018 collection of handbags and wallets, representing the […]

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