At least, the company is still around. I’m not sure about the actual designer. I can’t find any info about her dying (and I’m sure that would be big news!) so I’m going to assume she is alive and well (yay!).
I was a little sad there for a while when I thought that the children of today would never know the technicolor dream world of Lisa Frank. I mean just look at that picture above! Adorable puppies eating a ridiculous ice cream sundae. It’s pure cartoon confection! When I was a young elementary school kid (even junior high, and perhaps *gasp* high school kid) my binder was littered with folders, notebooks, pencils, and stickers depicting cheerfully bright images like this one.
So, a few weeks ago when my cousin told me that they had some Lisa Frank school supplies at Walmart I immediately went in search of them. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed. While they only had a few selections of folders and notebooks, I was happily reliving my childhood as I searched through the stacks for my favorite characters (Casey and Candy, the golden puppies). Yes, I am in my twenties and I bought tween girly school supplies, and I’m not even in school anymore. You know what though? I’m not ashamed because I get to experience cotton candy coated, bubble gum dipped nostalgia every time I use one of these notebooks.
It made my day a little brighter knowing that there are still such happy images plastered onto the folders of some young girl just discovering Lisa Frank’s marvelously colorful imaginary world.
That’s it for this week. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!