Allowing children to venture into their own little worlds filled with ridable unicorns and spotted dinosaurs, Flatout Frankie has created a range of products that are not only fun to play with but are good for the planet. Using flat packed cardboard to make their fantastic creations, Flatout Frankie has put a lot of smiles on little peoples faces...
The great thing about Flatout Frankie toys is that kids can put their own stamp on them, with paint, glitter or anything else they can think of. So get folding and your little ones will be jetting around the lounge in no time...
We asked Sarah, the clever mind behind Flatout Frankie, what inspires her...
What do you love most about creating for Flatout Frankie?
Being able to sit and create with a material which is flexible, strong, and a little bit challenging. Then seeing my kids and their mates flying around testing the designs. The day they get sick of playing with cardboard will make me cry.
What inspires you?
Japanese and Scandinavian design, great packaging, my kids, simple cool graphics.
Flatout Frankie products are solely made from cardboard, what drew you to this medium?
Being a graphic designer, I have always been into paper. Cardboard is an extension of this, I love how sharp a fold can be, how strong it is when it is folded a certain way. That you can get a great solid / opaque print on simply makes it.
What was your favourite thing about being a kid?
Racing around the neighbourhood on bikes with my mates. I also drew daily with my best friend at the time, using our (quite rare at the time) 6 coloured rainbow pens.
What childhood candy do you reminisce about the most?
Sadly it is aniseed drops, I could buy 2 for 1c, so it made a lot of sense. Did I love them? Not really.
If Flatout Frankie were to design an amazing piece of fairground candy, what would it look like?
Of course it would be on a stick. Not a scrap of aniseed in sight!