Bad news for anyone who still uses their velvet-embossed, rainbow-colored Lisa Frank pencil case: The Lisa Frank corporation is not “upset so much as disappointed” that Frank’s artwork has been co-opted by the Feminist Lisa Frank blog, which is obviously an awesome explosion of bright colors, kittens, and female empowerment.
The Lisa Frank Corporation has a history of messy PR: Jezebel ran a story about “the rainbow gulag” and the abuse of Lisa Frank HQ workers a bit back, and now Lisa Frank, Inc. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Sep 04, 2013
In my opinion, one of the absolute coolest things about BUST is that it embraces “girlie feminism” (in fact, the magazine and its founders came up with the whole concept). It’s so important to remember that a gal who likes stereotypically “girlie” things, from crafting and knitting to ponies and pink, can be just as powerful as a man who likes stereotypically manly things. She can, in fact, derive her power and sense of self in part from these “girlie” things. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jul 25, 2013
If you didn't have a Lisa Frank backpack at some point in your life, then I'm sorry your childhood was so miserable. Those iconic neon animals and the weird, ice-cream filled world they lived in was the stuff of dreams. Or the stuff you would hallucinate if someone spiked your Sunny D with acid.
Not that I would know from experience.
In any case, there's a so-simple-it's-brilliant Tumblr called Funky Fresh in Lisa Frank, and it is exactly as good as you think it is. BASICALLY it's all your favorite men representing L.F. with STYLE. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 17, 2012
Do y’all remember Lisa Frank? The super colorful school supplies covered in unicorns and dogs and other adorable animals? I can definitely recall snatching up every notebook and folder that was covered in dolphins (one of mine and Lisa Frank’s favorite motifs) and fluorescent colors for my elementary school studies.
Well, Urban Outfitters is currently offering tons of vintage Lisa Frank merch - binders with a purple panda painting a rainbow picture (because, why not?), notebooks with fluorescent leopards, whales, and tigers on them, and stickers friggin’ galore. Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on May 23, 2012
If, in 1996, I had possessed a crystal ball and chosen to look forward to 2012, six year old me would’ve been pumped. Cause for celebration? The fact that fashion has turned into a living, breathing Toys R Us store.
This picture of Lady Gaga has been making the Internet rounds, and her My Little Pony-inspired tresses are doing all the right things for me. She’s giving us Child of the Nineties realness, and she’s not the only one lately. Read More