Hold on tight to your unicorn’s mane, because anyone who j’adored the hot pink and puppy- and panda-rich world of Lisa Frank in the ’80s and ’90s has a new toy to play with.
Have a flashback to the good old magenta-infused days of Purrscilla the cat—now appearing as The Empress card, naturally—plus koalas hanging from rainbow polka-dotted stripper poles, teddy bears in top hats and rainbow-checked Vans, and doe-eyed jaguars, with backdrops of even more rainbows and outer space and ’80s squiggles that suddenly make you feel like your morning muffin may have had a little something extra in it. With this deck of psychedelic cards, who knows where your next tarot reading will take you—maybe to 1989, with visions of you sitting in the lap of a unicorn with rainbow-beaked puffins all around.
Hart, who created the cards as an homage to, rather than in concert with, Lisa Frank says, “I hope they enjoy it. They're definitely a dream client of mine.” The deck took the artist six months to create in her spare time (she has a full-time job as an art director in advertising).
Lisa Frank, whose company reached a feverish pitch of little-girl–fueled success in the late ’90s, has slipped into bleak financial times (you can read the sad story of the company’s implosion here), and you can pretty much only find her stickers, school folders, posters and more online on eBay and Sears—LisaFrank.com has been down for some time.
The Lisa Frank Facebook page does generate some modern meme-like images each week, and you can even get a Lisa Frank credit card, for adults seeking nostalgia overload while buying vintage sticker packs on Etsy.