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The Electrifying Louis Wain

We've long been a fan of Louis Wain's Cats and are pleased to introduce 8 New Cards To celebrate the new movie about his life, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Eight Beautiful Prints For One Low Price!

Change up your decor with Art Nouveau in Bloom this month, Animalia next month?... Or Perhaps Try Delightfully Dressed Cats or Fairies Prints in a child's room?!

These Print Portfolios Each set includes eight 8 1/2"x11" illustrations in an attractive portfolio, perfect as a gift. Proudly made in Seattle, on high quality acid-free paper.

20% Off On All Halloween Greeting Cards

Some of our vintage Halloween images are pretty peculiar!

Just a Few In our Collection of Vintage Halloween Cards...

(Offer applies to Individual Cards only, and does not include Boxed Sets.)

30+ Halloween Postcards For One Low Price

Choose our Halloween Postcards Box with 36 different Halloween postcards, or 30 Wicked Witches & Creepy Cats in a postcard book.

Either Way, You Just Can't Lose!

Die-Cut Children's Books

Dogs, Cats, and Classic Fairy Tales!

These Charming Books are Fun for Young Readers and Parents Alike.

Vintage French School Notebooks

Discovered in a Paris flea market, these French school notebooks add Vintage Charm to lists and notekeeping, or any amazing ideas you want to to remember!

Vibrant Flower Prints To Brighten Any Wall!

We have selected 6 Brilliantly Colored Images From 19th century garden catalogs to create two sets of Art Prints.

Each set has three different prints that will please any flower lover or home decorator.

Two New Postcard Boxes Now with Sunflowers & Fabulous Fruits!

Sometimes an old-fashioned postcard is just the right size for your missive.

Stock Up On these watercolor fruits and gorgeous sunflowers for your stationery desk!

Brand New! Beautiful Print Sets To Add Some Vintage Style To Your Home

We have created 4 New Sets of 11" x 14" prints.

Each set include 3 prints, featuring vintage watercolor paintings from the Rare Print Collection of the Department of Agriculture.

A great bargain and a lovely gift for your home, or someone you care about.

Our Postcard Boxes Containing 36 Unique Images

On large-sized postcards are a great bargain, and come in a Deluxe Keepsake Box.

Send Them or Enjoy Them as Artwork!

This box features beautiful paintings of fruits, comissioned by the Pomological Society in the late 19th and early 20th century.

A Brand New Set of Magical Greeting Cards

We dug into our collections and came up with a charming group of Vintage Trade Cards on Magic Tricks.

They make a delightful set of cards to send amusing greetings to friends and family.

New! A Delightful New Box of Antique Roses Greeting Cards

A Collection of Roses from an Edwardian Scrapbook.

These lovely illustrations from a Rose Grower's Catalog make beautiful notes to celebrate spring with those you care about.

Jazz Up Your Fridge with Our New Modern Storybook Magnets

Stick one on any magnetic surface! A cheerful encouraging message with a charming picture will brighten anyone's day – and hold up your shopping list with style.

In collaboration with Diane Muldrow, author the best selling Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book, we have created decorative magnets featuring images from the "beloved little books with the golden spines."

Invite Fairyland Into Your World!

Celebrate the Joy of Magic!

These Magical Creatures will Brighten Your Life.

We Can Express Gratitude In Many Ways!

But a handwritten card is a simple and effective way to let someone know you recognize their gift to you, whether it be a present or a kindness.

View Our Thank You Cards Here >

Connecting People Through Vintage

Our high-quality authentic reproductions of vintage ephemera and classic children’s illustrated books combine retro nostalgia with whimsical modern design. We endeavor to preserve and share historic illustrations in the form of greeting cards, postcards, children’s books, gift books, stickers, journals, and art prints. We humbly reproduce the work of classic children’s book illustrators such as Jessie Willcox Smith, Arthur Rackham, Alfonse Mucha, and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, and we also write and illustrate books of our own creation, such as Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Led Zeppelin. We are the proud home of the Good Dog Carl books by Alexandra Day--in fact, the real Good Dog Carl is our family’s Rottweiler and one of two beloved office dogs.

Laughing Elephant of Seattle, Washington began in 1993 and grew from the roots of Green Tiger Press, founded by Sandra and the late Harold Darling in 1969 in San Diego, California. Their sons Chev Darling and Benjamin Darling are honored to be the second generation of Darlings to lead this small, independent publishing house as their family business. Drawing on their parents’ collections of vintage books and ephemera that number in the tens of thousands, they design and print almost entirely in house at 3645 Interlake Avenue North in the friendly Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Today, our staff consists of three Darlings and two dear friends. Our small but mighty team is dedicated to providing excellent customer service to our retail and wholesale customers alike, many of whom have come to feel like family.

You’re welcome to visit our Seattle showroom Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm, or by appointment. If you have questions about our products or inventory availability, call toll-free 800.354.0400 or 206.447.9229. You can also email us at mail@laughingelephant.com with any questions, feedback, or suggestions.

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