I grew up with Lisa Frank. Notebooks, folders, binders, stickers, beach towels, diaries... The company is still around and kickin', although I'll admit I don't love their new girly designs quite as much as the old skool stuff.
From their website:
Our mission here at Lisa Frank, Inc. is to strive to create quality products that enable children to exercise their imaginations and creativity. We want to factor fun with an artist's passion.Imagination and creativity. Right on, LF.
~ Lisa Frank
How can you not love this stuff?! It's so saturated with amazing color, it doesn't even matter what's happening in the crazy scene. All the characters have a backstory. They have names. They have goals, and hobbies, likes and dislikes. Um, of course I want to be friends with Panda Painter! He likes eating and rainbow colors, just like me!
Here are a few notebooks/folders/etc I had in my Lisa Frank collection:
Here are a few with lettering. The Planet one is really old (late 80s or early 90s, I'd say), and the other two are newer (late 90s or early 00s).
Whether you grew up with Lisa Frank or are just now discovering the happy, rainbow-y magic of it all, anyone can recognize that LF knows what's up in the realm of colorful craziness. Somehow they've perfected the formula for including every shade of the rainbow in their designs and they work it to the max. LF, you rock!
For more Lisa Frank goodness:
Lisa Frank on Facebook
Creepy, Lisa Frank!
Lisa Frank Swag
Lisa Frank Headquarters
My previous posts about Lisa Frank: 1, 2