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These Juana Piedrahita Creations are Unsettling

 - May 13, 2012
References: behance.net & toydesignserved
Medellin, Colombia-based designer and sculptor Juana Piedrahita recently produced a slew of bulgy eyed characters that are sure to raise a few eyebrows.

When most people think of toy design, words like cute, childish, innocent and playful come to mind. However, these dolls from Piedrahita, collectively titled 'The Circus,' would have a hard time inspiring such lighthearted connotations.

From miniature cyclopses to dispondant alien-like creatures, these are not the kind of toys one would normally give to children. To appreciate the unsettling qualities of Piedrahita's work in more detail, consider one particularly offbeat creation. It has only a single bulging eye, a mustache and wears lipstick. Furthermore, none of the dolls have any arms or legs. Such strange qualities could almost be whimsical if they were not so off-putting.