The world of toy guns is an imaginative world of brightly colored water pistols and oddly shaped laser weapons. Yet it is also a world of eerily realistic guns that can easily be mistaken for the real deal. These toys are so well designed that they could scare you to death, or, at least, look like nothing to play with.
Peacekeepers is a selection of one hundred EU-approved toy guns. The photo series is part of Daan Wubben’s research into toy gun design and regulations in the European Union. All pieces were ordered online, shot in the studio and returned to sender.
Initiated, photographed, published by and available from Studio Daan Wubben.
The softcover publication (180 pages, 27×21cm) comes with a transparent book jacket and a screen printed bookmark with text set in Manicotti.
Designer Pim Waalen combined IBM Plex Mono and Graphik for headlines, captions and the text by Twan Hofman.