Flock Punk Noir… Noir Punk… Diesel Punk… Whatever

logo-flock-noir-wrenBack in the early days of the interweb when I built my first, and perhaps best forgotten, paper doll site, images were generally small. They look a long time to load and things like Pinterest didn’t exist- neither did really any Social Media.

In those days images were best kept small, but today we can get away with much larger images and I like large images. They are pretty. One of the things I have been doing is working on reformating a lot of the images on the blog to be larger and easier to see.

This is a very long way of saying that today’s Flock magnetic paper doll post is in a different format then my other Flock posts. Let me know what you think in a comment…

Meanwhile, I am dabbling again with Noir Punk, or as I think most know it, Diesel Punk. Personally, I like my name better. Basically, it’s vintage styled clothing of the 1930s and 1940s combined with a punk aesthetic.

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I do not offer a link to the PNG to print for my magnetic paper dolls, because you shouldn’t print them from the PNG. The PDF allows the image to be properly sized to the page and therefore to the dolls.

Anyway, here is Wren, named for a bird, showing off her shoes and hats. I really do like the hats and I think they are fun for the Flock magnetic paper dolls. Magnetic paper dolls are fun.

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Wren is here with some retro clothes and corsets, because that’s what everyone needs. I love the boots, personally. Next week, there will be another set of these with Wren showing off page two of these outfits.

I’ve dabbled in this style before and you can see that Starling set of Punk Noir if you like. I’m not sure how I feel about the colors on this set, but for the moment, I like them.

Thoughts? Ideas? Drop me a note in the comments.

4 comments

  1. These dolls are so wonderfully curvy. That combination of very light hair & dark skin is one of my favorites.

    I have a bit of a love-hate with large images. I love seeing the larger images, but I find them more prone to piracy. I like to be optimistic and assume art won’t be pirated, even though I know that’s not true. I say go for it – the large images with the clean aesthetic of your site work really well together.

    1. Yeah, piracy happens and you have to be prepped for it. I’ve got several form letters that I have sent out over the years to people asking them to remove my work from their websites. As long as the PDFs remain here, I tend to let a lot of it slide further than I should.

  2. Love this set, the colors are great and I really like the aesthetic too. Wren is a cute name — there’s a Wren in my son’s preschool class and I think it’s unique and sweet 🙂

    1. All the flock paper dolls are named after birds, but I confess that Wren is my favorite of the names. (Don’t tell the rest of the Flock that. 🙂 )

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