10.25.2011

Laughing Elephant

Art Print

I came across a great site today called Laughing Elephant. A family business located in an old nunnery in Seattle, Washington, Laughing Elephant is a publisher of books, gifts and stationery. On their products you will find many vintage illustrations from children's picture books and graphic design. They have access to a large private collection of picture books and pictorial ephemera to draw on for reproductions and inspiration. These images are from the Victorian Age into the 1960's.



I like their calendars, wish I could see a few images from inside each one though. I like the spiral binding on top and the unique size: 6" wide x 16" long.


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Who wouldn't want this rabbit print? Don't tell me if you don't, I love it.


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This would be so great for a child's room


Art Print

Laughing Elephant began as the Green Tiger Press in 1969, started by Harold and Sandra Darling. In 1986 the Green Tiger name was sold to Simon and Schuster Publishing. The same year they started Blue Lantern Studio, designing and producing books for other publishers. In 1992 Laughing Elephant Publishing was started, producing and distributing gift books and paper products capturing the ideals of past times. In 1999 the Darling and Company imprint was added to produce books for the general trade. Recently the Green Tiger Press name was reacquired and they are starting to offer children's books under this imprint. This history is interesting to me, as I have eight or so books from their different imprints.



The two images above are wood signs, they'd be great to hang in a bathroom.



Another wood sign, love the graphics.



One of the many art prints available



One of their pocket mirror designs




Above two images show some of the decorative tape they offer.



One of the many great prints they have of vintage travel posters.

Like a kid in a candy store, I had a hard time picking and choosing images to show you, so I went OCD. But what I'm showing is just a very small sample of what they have to offer. 

With a variety of products like postcard books, calendars, pocket mirrors, french notebooks, travel stickers, art prints, canvas art prints and wood signs; Laughing Elephant would be a great place to do some Christmas shopping. 

I have no affiliation with Laughing Elephant. There is no benefit to me except to pass along a great site.

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