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TLL's 2016 Survey

Art Licensing Up 2.1%; Commercialization is the Name of the Game

After years of flat or declining growth, sales of licensed art merchandise grew by 2.1% in 2015 from $5.55 to $5.67 billion, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey

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Fine Art vs. Commercial Design

Compromising 75% of the greater arts property, the art and artists segment is fractured into a two-tier system—fine art versus commercial design…

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TLL Survey

Art Licensing Goes from Flat to Down 1.6%, as Fine Arts Thrive & Commercial Arts Struggle

While the overall licensing industry grew 2.5% in 2014, the art sector continued to struggle. After two years of flattish growth, retail sales of products based on licensed art properties in the U.S. and Canada actually fell 1.6%, from $5.64 billion to $5.55 billion, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Artist royalties also continued their steady decline…

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Tattoo-inspired Home Decor

Alternative tattoo artist Paul Booth launched a limited-edition wall sconce collection available exclusively on his website. The deal is small but it may be a harbinger of where art licensing is heading…

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10 Things about the Current State of Art Design Licensing You Need to Know

If you couldn’t make it to last month’s SURTEX conference in NYC, here are key takeaways about the current state of licensing of surface designs for home goods, fashion, paper and other goods, courtesy of consultant Jeff Grinspan who put together the conference program…

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Julius Pops Up

Saban Brands’ Paul Frank has opened a popup shop in the chic Paramount Hotel in New York. The outlet features apparel, sleepwear, accessories, and NYC-themed gifts…

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