Graduation Project 2013

Daphne van Gorp

Department: Man and Communication


Children’s toys are becoming increasingly realistic. Manufacturers claim that realistic toys help children prepare for the adult world, which is exactly what parents want. And yet there are certain prevailing taboos about growing up. Daphne van Gorp has filled the gap by providing the toys to introduce young children to the changes they will face during puberty. ‘Oeps’ consists of three sets of toys; one for girls to learn about menstruation, one aimed at boys to prepare them for their first wet dream, and one for boys and girls to teach them about personal hygiene and body odour.

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Photographs: Lisa Klappe