The Brand Radar: Mr Men & Little Miss, Comic Relief and the thriving world of charity collaborations

Start Licensing’s Ian Downes looks at the ever-tightening relationship between the charity space and the licensing industry.

ARTiSTORY brings The National Gallery and Fairmont Singapore together for ‘Season of Impressionists’ afternoon tea

“We are delighted to offer this distinctive afternoon tea experience inspired by Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and hope to bring a new and different appreciation for this famous art piece through food,” said Robert Strasser, Hotel Manager at Fairmont Singapore.

WATCH: Storytelling in Licensing panel discussion

SBC’s Sophie Bloomfield, Moonbug Entertainment’s Dominic Sander, iLLUMiARTi’s Marisa Morgan and Simon’s Cat’s Emily Osborne discuss the power of licensing to tell a brand’s story.

H&M launches Pantone home collection

“Colour is essential for both our home and our senses – no-one understands this better than Pantone, who are the foremost experts on how colour can influence how we work and live,” said Evelina Kravaev-Söderberg, Head of Design & Creative at H&M Home.

Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter, Jennifer George, on building brands… And comical machines!

In conversation with Jennifer George, Legacy Director at Rube Goldberg Institute for Innovation & Creativity

As Wild in Art celebrates its 15th anniversary, co-founder Charlie Langhorne tells us why brands should embrace art trails

Wild in Art’s Charlie Langhorne on the key to making brands work as sculptures – and the IP he’d love to collaborate with.

Made Thought debuts PlasticFree, a sustainable materials platform for designers

PlasticFree houses case studies and editorial from leaders in the worlds of design and science, as well as a guide of trending sustainable materials.

Snowtap enters puzzle space with Gibsons

“We are thrilled that so many people have enjoyed Snowtap’s illustrations and even more excited that our work is now attracting high-quality licensing partners across a diverse range of categories,” said Gracie Tapner and Susy Snow, founders of Snowtap.

BorderLeap’s Illustrated app game welcomes Van Gogh puzzles

Two galleries are available to play through – ‘Van Gogh’s Early Years’ and ‘Van Gogh in Paris’ – with more to be released throughout 2023.

Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s Shapes picture books get TV series with Apple TV+

Shape Island – a stop motion series – follows serious Square, intrepid Circle and tricky Triangle on their silly adventures.

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