Stuffed animal:Zebra Prototype, Hand Eye Print Animals


The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

These colorful printed toys represented the beginning of what Harrison/Erickson, Inc. hoped would become a whole menagerie. Bonnie Erickson noted, I loved making simplified shapes of animals���_. I wanted to create water color type textures for each animal. Erickson's initial approach meant that each animal would require color matching and a registration, which would result in significant production costs. As a cost effective alternative, Harrison/Erickson, Inc. made and copyrighted prototypes in commercially available repeat patterned fabrics. They made an initial presentation for the line, but licensees proved primarily interested in toy lines based on TV characters. Harrison/Erickson, Inc. put the project on hold to pursue the development of sports mascots and to oversee the build for the TV series Fraggle Rock.

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  • Title: Stuffed animal:Zebra Prototype, Hand Eye Print Animals
  • Date Created: 1988-1990
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • Subject Keywords: animal
  • Type: Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals
  • Medium: fabric, ink
  • Object ID: 117.6021
  • Designer: Bonnie Erickson
  • Credit Line: Gift of Bonnie Erickson and Wayde Harrison in memory of Christopher