Subverted Children’s Toys

ImageDorothy is a Manchester-based design studio that are well-known for their song and film maps, but I found these politically-charged takes on classic children’s toys much more interesting.ImageImageThe ‘Casualties of War’ sets take on tragic variations of the classic toy soldier, showing the grim realities of being in the armed forces – from alcoholism and psychosis through to amputation and suicide.ImageThese Dorothy ‘No Globes’ were commissioned for Ctrl.Alt.Shift, in anticipation of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2009. Designed to highlight the threat of coal power to the environment, black particles of soot float above this bleak diorama, replacing the traditional snow…Image

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