Monday, August 27, 2012
Inspiration Monday: Tom Tierney
If you own any books of paper dolls, chances are that at least one of them is by Tom Tierney. Considered by many to be the "King of Paper Dolls," Tierney helped revive the lagging paper doll industry in the mid 1970's. Trained in fashion illustration, Tierney published his first paper doll book, "Thirty from the Thirties" in 1974. Since then, he has published almost 350 books of paper dolls. His dolls range in subject from movie stars, to the fashions of each decade, to his tribute to Rosie the Riveter.
I currently have three of his books, "Great Fashion Designs of the Twenties", "Great Fashion Designs of the Thirties", and his book of Marilyn Monroe paper dolls. Believe me when I say I look at them often as a source of inspiration!