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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Art Licensing: List of Manufacturers that License Art

Since 2009, I have been writing articles about art licensing including 16 different manufacturing industries that license art for their products. This article combines and updates the lists of manufacturers mentioned in those articles. Some manufacturer websites in those articles are no longer available. The reason could be that they are out of business, purchased by another company, changed their business name, or no longer maintain a website.

Note: Not all manufacturers show their products to the public. To determine if your art is a good fit for those manufacturers, you should search the Internet for retail stores that sell their products.

Calendars
Read "Licensing Art to the Calendar Industry" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

Amber Lotus Publishing
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Leanin' Tree
Pomegranate
RSVP
The Lang Company
Trends International

Cards, Greeting
Read "Licensing Art to the Greeting Card Industry" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license.

Read artist Kate Harper's article "Artist and Writer Submission Guidelines for Card Companies" to see a list of over 50 manufacturers that license greeting cards.

Read "Art Licensing: POD E-Stores - The Best-Kept Secret of Birthday Card Designers" by Jerry McLaughlin (founder and CEO of Blow Birthday Cards) about print on demand greeting card E-stores.

Coasters
Read "Licensing Art to Coaster Manufacturers" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

Counter Art (division of Conimar Group LLC)
Evergreen Enterprises
Highland Graphics
Lang
Legacy
Studio M / Magnet Works Ltd.
Thirstystone Coaster Company

Coloring Books and Other Products to Color
Read "Art Licensing: What's With the Adult Coloring Book Craze?" and "Art Licensing: Update on Adult Coloring Craze" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

– Coloring Books
Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC
Darice
Design Originals (A Fox Chapel Publishing company)
Dover Publications (been publishing adult coloring books since the 1970s)
Fox Chapel Publishing
Global Doodle Gems (collaboration of artists around the world to produce coloring books)
Harper Collins Publishers
Harvest House
Leisure Art
Peter Pauper Press
Penguin Random House
Sterling Publishing (look in Sterling 2016 Coloring Creativity catalog for published coloring books)

– Coloring Books and Other Products
Lang (coloring books, jig-saw puzzles,note cards, greeting cards, calendars, infuser tumblers)
Primitives by Kathy (signs and pillows)
Sellers Publishing / RSVP (coloring books, cards, calendars)
The Peel People (stickers to color for placement on all kinds of surfaces)
Wellspring (coloring books and various paper products)
White Mountain Puzzles (jig-saw puzzles)

Fabrics for Quilting and Crafts
Read "Licensing Designs to the Quilt and Craft Fabric Industries" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

Benartex
Blank Quilting Corporation
Clothworks
David Textiles, Inc.
Free Spirit Fabrics
Hoffman Fabrics
Marcus Brothers Textiles
Moda (by United Notions)
Quilting Treasurers
Red Rooster Fabrics
RJR Fabrics
Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Timeless Treasurers
Wilmington Prints

Fabric Products
Read "Licensing Art for Cloth Products" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

C & F Enterprises (bedding, throws, pillows, handbags, tote bags, etc.)
Fiddlers Elbow (kitchen towels, canvas totes, doormats, mugs, mouse pads)
Kay Dee Designs (aprons, kitchen textiles, trays, & coasters)
Manual Woodworkers and Weavers, Inc. (pillows, throws, art banners, table runners and placemats, fashion handbags, etc.)
Peking Handicraft, Inc. (hand crafted quilts, bedding products, hooked rugs, needlepoint pillows, linens and hand-painted glassware)
PureCountry Weavers (tapestries, throws, pillows, totes)
Simply Home (throws, pillows, wall hangings)
Stevens Linen Associates, Inc. (towels, calendar towels, potholders)

Flags, Decorative
Read "Licensing Art to the Flag Industry" and "Art Licensing: E-store Owner's Perspective About the Flag Industry" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

Briarwood Lane
Carson Home Décor
Custom Décor
Evergreen Enterprises, Inc
Studio M / Magnet Works
Premier Designs
Toland Home Garden (view their catalog to see licensed flags)
Wincraft (sells to large chain stores) - Search the Internet to see examples of Wincraft flags sold by large chain stores.

Mugs, Coffee
Read "Licensing Art for Coffee Mugs" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

C.R. Gibson
Enesco
Evergreen Enterprises
Lang
Leanin' Tree
Tervis

Paper Party
Read "Licensing Art to the Paper Partyware Industry" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

Creative Converting
CR Gibson
Design Design

Plates and Tabletop Products, Decorative Ceramic
Read "Licensing Art for Decorative Ceramic Plates and Tabletop Products" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

Certified International Corporation
One Hundred 80 Degrees
Park Designs
Sango
Wild Wings

Plates and Tabletop Products, Decorative Melamine (acrylic)
Read "Licensing Designs to the Melamine / Acrylic Tabletop Industry" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

Cameron Designs
Keller Charles
Merritt

Prints, Art
Read "Licensing Art to Print Manufacturers" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

Art In Motion (division of ICA Home Decor)
Fine Art America
Gango Editions
Greg Young Publishing Inc.
Montage Fine Art Licensing & Publishing
Northern Promotions, Inc
Penny Lane Fine Art & Licensing
Roaring Brook Art
Sagebrush Fine Art
The Land of Nod (children products including wall art)
Wild Apple

Puzzles, Jigsaw
Read "Licensing Art to the Jigsaw Puzzle Industry" for information about this industry and kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

Buffalo Games
Ceaco
Elms Puzzles (wooden puzzles)
Heritage Puzzles
Lang
Masterpiece Puzzles
Mega Brands
Melissa and Doug
Ravensburger
Springbok
Stave Puzzles (wooden puzzles)
SunsOut
TDC Games
WellSpring
White Mountain Puzzles Inc

Rugs and Mats
Read "Licensing Art to Rug and Mat Manufacturers" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

– Accent Rugs
Homefires Rugs (associated with Jellybean rugs)
Jellybean Rugs (brand of Home Comfort Rugs and associate with Homefires rugs)
Park Designs
Peking Handicraft

– Mats
Apache Mills
Briarwood Lane (also a flag manufacturer)
Custom Decor, Inc. (also a flag manufacturer)
Evergreen Enterprises (also a flag manufacturer)
Studio M / Magnet Works (also a flag manufacturer)
• Toland Home and Garden (also a flag manufacturer)

Scrapbooking
Read "Licensing Designs to the Scrapbooking Industry" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

Karen Foster Design
K & Company (now Simplicity)
Momenta

Tiles, Decorative
Read "Licensing Art to the Decorative Tile Industry" for information about this industry and what kind of art that manufacturers want to license. Below is an updated list of manufacturers and links to their websites.

Artwork on Tile
Cape Cod Treasure Chest
My Backsplash
Pacifica Tile Art Studio
The Tile Mural Store
Tile by Design

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The above lists show only some of the manufacturers that license art.  More can be found by searching the Internet, looking at products in stores (especially gift stores), attending trade shows like the Atlanta Gift Market, and joining the Art Licensing Show.com (ALSC). 
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10 comments:

  1. Thankyou for the detailed information as it is invaluable for newbies trying to locate all this!

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  2. Thanks for the list Joan. I appreciate it.

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  3. Awesome Joan! I added a link to this on my blogs "Useful Stuff" page :-D

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  4. This is great Joan! I've been thinking I should try to find a fabric company to license to and this is helpful. Thank you.

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  5. Thank you so very much for putting this together and sharing with the world!

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing these resources! It's so valuable!!

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  7. Thank-you Joan for sharing this information !!

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  8. You are an angle sent to me. Joan I have been asking around, for years, for this kind of information to no avail. Now I have found you [An answer to prayer]. There are no words that could describe my gratefulness.

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