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, magnets, stickers, journals, art prints, and calendars.

We humbly reproduce the work of classic children’s book illustrators, commercial illustrators, and fine artists such as Jessie Willcox Smith, Arthur Rackham, Alfonse Mucha, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Erté, and many more.

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 son Chev Darling is honored to be the second generation of Darlings to lead this small, independent publishing house as the family business.

Drawing on this collection of vintage books and ephemera that number in the tens of thousands, the small team at Laughing Elephant designs and prints almost entirely in house in the friendly Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Today, our staff consists of two 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 9.00am and 5.00pm, 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 with any questions, feedback, or suggestions.

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