The Trapper Keeper made its debut in 1978, introduced by the Mead Corporation. Designed by E. Bryant Crutchfield, this innovative binder aimed to revolutionize how students organized their schoolwork. What set the Trapper Keeper apart was its sleek, fold-over design secured by a unique plastic clasp.
From Lisa Frank’s whimsical creations to Sonic the Hedgehog & edgy 90s patterns, the Trapper Keeper became a form of self-expression for students. Choosing a Trapper Keeper was not just about functionality but also about making a statement.