Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Town, USA

On my list of favorite things in the world, vintage Fisher Price Little People rank high.   I played with these when I was growing up, bought several sets for Beeper (okay, for me, really) over the years as gifts, and could easily name my favorite sets today (the A-Frame, the pop-up camper, Sesame Street, and the hospital, if you must know).  So, of course, when I first saw these prints by Happy Town, USA, it was all immediate adoration.  I love the bright acid-colored photography, and how the messages are either sweetly positive, or discordantly modern--but also just plain funny.  

They offer 4x5, 5x7, or 8x10 sizes of all of the prints.  They also offer prints customized with your own message, or a name.  Sweet.  You can find all the designs above, and many more, here.

12 comments:

caralyn said...

ohmygoodness...These would be perfect in my son's room. Thanks for the tip!!

Elle said...

Love it! These were my favorites when I was in kindergarten, I may just have to invest in some prints for nostalgia.

Wendi said...

Love these! One of my customers asked me a couple of months ago why the people in my designs rarely have arms. I think I'm still influenced by those early Little People I loved so much!

Michelle said...

Those are so great -- now I want to go up to the attic and get my Fisher Price houseboat!

Holly said...

I love the houseboat!

Ellen said...

I remember these as well - I think my brother had the yellow school bus.

Carrie said...

I want to marry the creator of these prints!

krebscout said...

I had the pop-up camper! And a grocery store, I believe

C. Jaeger said...

Awesome post! Thanks for sharring the happy!

Danielle said...

Oh man! These are just too much. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Nelson Edwards said...

I am still in love with Fisher Price people too. I love this shirt from Threadless, and I have been petitioning for about five years for them to reprint it. I keep telling them that a certain generation of folks would really love it: http://www.threadless.com/product/299/The_Family_Portrait_Had_To_Be_Rescheduled

Rebecca Nelson Edwards said...

That did something weird to my link, but if you google "Threadless" and "The Family Portrait Had to be Rescheduled" it will come up. So funny!