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Iconic Lisa Frank designs are making a comeback

Lisa Frank won over children of the 80s and 90s with her vivid designs that donned everything from stickers to Trapper Keepers. Lately, her colorful world has been undergoing a renaissance in a move that marries Millennials’ early-onset nostaligia with their proclivity for extreme imagery.

TAROT CARDS

The past several years have seen youth exploring the mystical, from full moon and ayahuasca ceremonies to aura and tarot card readings. In a playful take on this spiritual shift, artist Ariel Hunt created a full set of Lisa Frank tarot cards so fellow fans could explore their future while strolling down memory lane. Highlights include an alien take on The Lovers card, a Persian kitten-covered The Empress, and a teddy bear singing karaoke for The Fool. For more nostalgic designs and gifs, including emoji inspired by The Simpsons, check out the artist’s site.

CLOTHING LINE

Lisa Frank’s new clothing line with Rage On lets you laze around in style or stand out in a sea of festival-goers. The Frank Collection features the artist’s vibrant take on animals, foods, and patterns on a series of leggings, sweatshirts, tanks, and tees. Prices range from $24.99 to $59.99, making it accessible enough to build your own collection or buy it as a gift for your 90s-obssessed friend so you both have something to wear while eating your leopard print Lisa Frank donuts.

COLORING BOOK

As part of their quest for an acute sense of “presence,” young consumers have been embracing adult coloring books as a fun and simple way to up their mindfulness practice. Brands have been leveraging this trend in recent months, and now Frank is as well with the release of the Color Me Lisa Frank coloring book set. Each book contains 24 pages of the artist’s trademark designs featuring baby kittens, tigers, bunnies, and unicorns swathed in more hearts, stars, and flowers than you'll know what to do with.