Unicorns, Stars, and Rainbow Kittens: The Evolution of Lisa Frank

Oh to be 10-years-old again. The time where your only care in the world was whether or not Justin Timberlake would actually consider dating someone your age (thankfully not,) and when nothing brought you greater joy/street cred than showing off your new ballin’ Lisa Frank folder.

Now, i never thought of Lisa Frank as anything other than the company who brought me my bright yellow labrador merchandise or my 60’s Beatle drivin’ alien stickers…until I saw this video. At just under 4 minutes, this super short documentary turned my LF fairytale wonderland upside down! All of a sudden I’m thinking, woah! Lisa Frank the HUMAN exists! When was this company founded? When did they start using computers? How do they think up these Unicorn-cloud-hot-fudge-sundae-kitten graphics??

Watch for yourself and take a stroll through the photo gallery below which will take you through the history of the artwork. The subject matter has remained the same but the style is oh so different.

What was your most coveted Lisa Frank item?