Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Best Artist of the 90s: Lisa Frank

Ok look, I know loving Lisa Frank is all ironic and stuff now, but I don't ironically love Lisa Frank. There is zero irony in the way I feel about her. There is just unabashed obsession. I've loved her colorful pandas since I knew school supplies were even a thing. There was a period in there that buying Lisa Frank products made me supremely uncool, and I"m ashamed to admit I turned my back on her glittery creations in favor of black folders and eyeliner. Whatever, guys. We all have our phases! My love for Lisa Frank is much more than just a two year emo kid/semi goth experimentation. It's a way of life.
When I saw this video, I DIED giggling. It's just made for the kid inside of us all that grew up buying her trapper keepers. (You know you did it too- DON'T FIGHT IT!) I love envisioning Lisa Frank as a persecuted genius, having the guts to stand up for her beliefs... beliefs that mainly revolve around teddybears in top hats. What could be more important than that?

Lisa Frank UCBcomedy.com

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So in honor of the awesomeness of this video, I've decided to share with you some of my favorite Lisa Frank creations. I can't even tell you how much fun I had searching for these images. I wish I could be 8-years-old again.

This picture quality is amazing, right?! Does anyone else have a distinct memory of this little leopard guy? I can't remember if he was on a folder or a sticker or something. But I remember loving the fuck out of him.

images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
I really love the low picture quality of all of these. Mainly, I'm just wondering why there is a severe lack of Lisa Frank images in the interweb. Like, what are we polluting the internet with if it's not Lisa Frank? Come on, guys. Get your priorities straight. #lisafrank4lyfe! Let's start a movement to bring old school Lisa Frank stuff back. Also, I'd just like to go on record as saying that 23-years-old is not too old to own a plush Lisa Frank tiger.


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