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  • Writer's pictureSid & Riley

Episode 7: Lisa Frank (is kinda weird)

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

multicolor Lisa Frank unicorns, dolphins and puppy folders
Credit: Lisa Frank Facebook

School supplies shopping was about two things: going to the City With the Mall and stocking up on fresh Lisa Frank merch. Were you more of a whimsical kitty on a cloud or a bear in a top hat kinda kid? These are the things Lisa Frank's very recognizable art helped ya figure out.

In today's episode, Riley and Sid discuss the flashy art and the very... peculiar woman behind the brand.

How does Lisa Frank hold up today? Listen to find out.


90s kid with Lisa Frank backpack
Sid with her Lisa Frank backpack



1. Mental Floss article ("19 Bright and Colorful Facts About Lisa Frank" by Erin McCarthy)

2. Jezebel article ("Inside the Rainbow Gulag" by Tracie Egan Morrissey)

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