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Our specialty magazines are the perfect way to learn about paper dolls and fashion history, explore nostalgic topics, discover new paper doll artists, and connect with others who love paper dolls as much as you do. Each issue is lovingly produced by a group of wonderful writers and artists, most volunteering their time and talents.
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OPDAG's Paper Doll Studio Magazine - single issue $8 / 4-issue subscription $28.
Paperdoll Review Magazine - single issue $7 / 4-issue subscription $26.
OPDAG's Paper Doll Studio Issue 125 - The 1940s
|OPDAG's Paper Doll Studio Issue 125 featuring the 1940s|
Paper Doll Studio Issue 125 - The dynamic decade of the 1940s is represented in a variety of articles and showcasing more than 40 paper dolls by 30 paper doll artists. Paper dolls on display include classic stars, war-time fashions, pin-up girls and styles of the late ’40s. Plus we've got nearly 60 outfits for our lovely 1940s dress-a-doll!
Our featured artist is Andrea Smith, who created the 1940s cover paper doll. I think you'll enjoy her charming article in our magazine, and be sure to visit her Stella Marigold Art Etsy Shop.
|Amanda Hallay's Ultimate Fashion History|
|Rosie the Riveter Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney|
So if you are interested in 1940s fashion, classic stars, World War II history and paper dolls, please get Paper Doll Studio Issue 125! It's just $8 from paperdollreview.com. To learn more about OPDAG (The Original Paper Doll Artists Guild) and our Paper Doll Studio magazine, visit opdag.com.
Paperdoll Review Issue 75
Paperdoll Review issue 75 - We've got another lovely edition with a little something for everyone! Marilyn Henry covers a wide range of subjects, from antique bride paper dolls to the Art Nouveau styles of Alphonse Mucha to happy froggie paper dolls. Lorna Currie Thomopoulos talks about her recent trip to the Czech Republic and shares some of her paper doll treasures representing fashions of Old Europe.
Comic paper doll fans will enjoy Jane Alfano Rasor's piece on Millie the Model, a popular girl comic in the 1950s and '60s. Our newest contributor, Karen Kurtz provides a history of Whitman Publishing, valuable information for paper doll collectors. Our star spotlight is on Grace Kelly, with paper dolls and article courtesy of Lorna C. Thomopoulos, plus a full color 2-page paper doll by Eileen Rudisill Miller! We've got fun finds, nostalgic memories and paper doll party reports on our Reader's Page, plus new books, discoveries and more. All for just $7!!
This issue got a design boost from graphic artist Julie Allen Matthews. For most articles, Marilyn Henry does the initial layout, leaving the fine-tuning to me. This time I turned some of those tasks over to Julie and, using her vast collection of fonts, clip art and her own design esthetic, she gave our magazine a fresh, colorful look. Below are some before-and-after pages to get a sneak peek at our creative process.
|Article on Antique Bridal paper dolls—initial design concept and final layout.|
|Julie found just the right font for our Froggie article, and we switched up the title graphic to a whimsical froggie couple by John Darcy Noble.|
|For Lorna's article about her trip to the Czech Republic, Julie created a colorful title design, adding a folksy design element.|