It’s that time of year again! Design students, this post is for you! Two Paperdolls is currently accepting applications for fall design internships. As a TPD intern you can expect opportunities to work on real design projects alongside our lead designers and learn a bit about the biz.

Responsibilities may include:

  • assisting designers with assignments
  • designing for our branding, social, and/or retail departments
  • comping projects for clients and our production team
  • attending client meetings
  • research
  • eating pizza and playing with puppies
  • blogging



  • comfortable working in a group as well as individually
  • great attention to detail
  • proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.)
  • able to meet tight deadlines and manage time appropriately
  • able to work 20-30 hours in a week, preferably on consecutive days
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • self-motivated and self-sufficient
  • good craftsmanship
  • ability to multi-task and stay organized

We have a very limited number of positions available. To apply, send an email with the subject “Design Internship” with a PDF of your resume and portfolio to [email protected]

We recently said our farewells to an awesome intern, Ashley Connor. We asked her to reflect on her experience as a TPD intern to provide insight for applicants. Below is her response, and some seriously cool Philadelphia prints she designed during her time with us.

To all potential interns,

If you’re thinking about applying for an internship at Two Paperdolls, you should stop thinking and start doing, immediately.

I am entering my senior year at Temple University, Tyler School of Art as a graphic and interactive design student and my program allows me the opportunity to complete an internship for course credit. I found Two Paperdolls through my own research of letterpress studios in the Philadelphia area and became hooked on the idea of interning here as I explored their impressive work and their story. After hearing more encouraging words from design professors and a previous intern about the TPD business, I made the decision to apply.

Now 3 months later, I can’t stress enough how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented, dedicated, and energetic team. I spent my time working on social projects with Jennifer James (Designer/Illustrator), a branding assignment with Christine McMahon (Designer), and letterpress prints for the retail line with Melissa Ginsiorsky (Designer/Copywriter) and Kevin McLaughlin (Creative Director), who was there to guide me on my way throughout each design process. Outside of the design team I was welcomed by the entire TPD staff and even got to experience the letterpress process with the guidance of Bo Duvall (Pressman). What was most exciting was seeing the entire process take place from day to day and being a member of the team that produced the final product.

If you’re looking for a real internship, and I mean where even the busiest people are willing to answer your questions, professional designers take the time out of their day to respond to the projects you have helped work on, and even get the chance to see your designs produced, then there should be no hesitation to apply at Two Paperdolls. Their work is approached with enthusiasm and a strong sense of teamwork that you shouldn’t pass up to chance to be a part of. I appreciate the TPD team for all the hard work they do and the summer experience they have given me.

Good luck!

Ashley Conner

Ashley illustrated and designed this stellar print likeness of our very own City Hall.

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She also created this print based on Philadelphia slang, which is available in two tasty color combinations.

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Both of these prints are are available for purchase right in our TPD Merch Store. Check them out!

Thanks so much, Ashley, for all your hard work and for spending your summer with us here at the Dollhouse!

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be our next intern, apply for our fall internship today! We can’t wait to meet you!


Gatsby Wedding


When we heard the first stirrings of a new Great Gatsby film last year, we knew Art Deco was coming back in style in a big way. So you can imagine our excitement to design a completely custom wedding suite that could channel one of our favorite stylistic periods, and to also get the chance to show off our take on the Gatsby style frenzy. This Philadelphia wedding suite is one of my favorites to date, incorporating some beautiful engraving, gilded edges, hand lettering, a custom laser cut belly band, and even a vintage map of Philadelphia as a custom envelope liner. Not to mention, we were able to create a Style Guide for the wedding guests with some clever copy, and an illustrated map of Philadelphia to top off the whole suite. The results are absolutely stunning—see for yourselves!

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Most importantly, we were thrilled and blessed to create something beautiful, unique, and truly personal for another one of our amazing couples. We hope you enjoy our take on Art Deco luxury as much as we enjoyed creating it! Happy Friday and have an incredible weekend! We’ll see you on the other side!

Welcome, letterpress lovers! We’re thrilled to introduce The Beauty of Letterpress, a website and online community we’ve started with Neenah Paper. We are creating an online resource and showcase, featuring the best and most innovative letterpress work in the industry today. There will be monthly issues curated by prominent designers, highlighting their favorite projects on the site. Learn a bit about the history of letterpress, find a letterpress printer to print your work, or just admire great work in the galleries. Also check out our Pinterest boards!

In addition, the community will be assisting the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in their efforts to relocate and effectively salvage a priceless piece of letterpress history. Neenah Paper is matching the proceeds from poster sales dollar-for-dollar, so 200% of your contribution will go straight to Hamilton. There are several contribution levels to choose from, each of them offering limited edition letterpress and warm, fuzzy, do-g0oder feelings in exchange for your contribution.

Printers and designers are welcome to submit photos of their letterpress work to be featured in the Beauty of Letterpress galleries. Below are just a few of the dozens of beautiful projects that have been submitted so far:




The Write Stuff


We’re so very excited to have one of our Valentines featured here on Redbook today! What a great way to send out a ‘thank you’ for your holiday gifts, and show some love for your favorite Dolls at the same time! You can purchase the card for yourself right here!

We hope you all had a beautiful holiday, and we can’t wait for what’s in store in 2013! Happy Friday and Happy New Year from all of us here at The Dollhouse. See you on the other side!

Over the weekend, an awesome couple exchanged vows at a barefoot beachside ceremony in Antigua. We’ve been working with Dory and Dan for months, creating beautiful custom work for their save-the-dates, invitations, and day-of items. Here’s a sneak-peek of some of the goodies that helped make their wedding weekend so them.


Around the Studio


So, you’ve seen the Halloween fun, but here’s a look around our studio today. We all survived Sandy, albeit without power for a couple of days, but unscathed nonetheless. It’s time to relax(?), and get back to business. Although, it looks like Stella has had enough indoor time…


Helloooo Again!


Goodness! It’s been almost a month since our last post. There’s so much to catch up on! We’ve been really busy here at the Dollhouse. Lot’s of new projects, lots of fun and new people everyday!

We hope everyone has been following thebeautyofengraving.com! We’ve had so many great submissions and the prints from our featured artists are unbelievable! Don’t forget to sign up to get your free print that comes to your doorstep for inspiration every month!

Issue 1 features the beautiful artwork from our very own doll, Christine McMahon! Issue 2 features Erik Marinovich.


Follow us and look for daily updates to our engravers and images on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!




The Argyle Bouquet


I recently had the privilege of working with Heather King, owner of The Argyle Bouquet in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Her flower shop was due for an identity refresh, so she called on us to create a new branding system. Together we poured over images of vintage packaging for inspiration. I created this hand-drawn logo that we will soon be applying to stationery, stickers, and business cards for Heather….stay tuned!


All The Fall Things





1. Martha Stewart

2. Orange Skirt

3. ModCloth Bag

4. DIY vase

5. Baked  Pear Dumplings

6. Wax Seal Watches

7. Infinity Scarf

8. Essie

Good morning and happy Tuesday! Starting your morning off right is often due to your state of mind. Give yourself the chance to have a great day.


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Smile! It’s a good day.