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History of the Plastic Pink Flamingo
Plastic flamingos are one of the most famous lawn ornaments of the 20th century.
The pink plastic flamingo was first designed in 1957 by Don Featherstone. Featherstone was working as an artist/sculptor for Union Products. The original design of the plastic pink flamingo was inspired by photos from the National Geographic. The original pink flamingos came in sets of two: one with its head up, and the other with its head down grazing for food. The simple design and affordability allowed it to become an icon of popular culture in America.
Jenny Price of the International Herald Tribune writes:
In the 1960s, the suburban lawn flamingo – cheap, mass-produced, artificial and unusually neon pink – was widely reviled as the dregs of bad taste. [...] In the 1970s, my rebel generation of middle-class baby boomers adopted the plastic bird to challenge the boundaries of high art and good taste. [...]
As the pink flamingo began appearing in more lawns across the United States, Don Featherstone generated his signature on the bottom of his flamingo designs. That way consumers would know whether they purchased an authentic plastic pink flamingo versus a knock-off.
In 2006, Union Products halted all production of the plastic pink flamingo. With the fear of becoming extinct, HMC International purchased the copyright of Featherstone’s original work and molds. They began to reproduce the plastic pink flamingo in 2007.
In 2015 Don Featherstone passed away, but his legacy continues every time pink flamingos are placed on someone's front lawn.