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A limited edition photography portfolio of vintage toys that have become over time, politically incorrect.
A limited edition photography portfolio of vintage toys that have become over time, politically incorrect.
A limited edition photography portfolio of vintage toys that have become over time, politically incorrect.
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Politically Incorrect Toys

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Photographs by David Murphey. David is a professional photographer in Hawaii and a collector of politically incorrect vintage toys.

What is the Politically Incorrect Toys Portfolio?

Remember when we were kids and had the coolest toys to play with? Did you have plastic cowboys and indians, or get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas? Boy, those were the days… Unfortunately, you can't find them anymore. They've become - politically incorrect.

This project is a social commentary on how toys have changed over the years and how we, as a society can change our views about what is or is not socially acceptable.  "Some of the toys may be controversial, but that's the whole point" says David.  "Sometimes we need a little tension to start meaningful conversations."

As a country, we've made great strides to equality, but at the same time we've gone backwards in some ways. We've lost the ability to laugh at ourselves and enjoy the individuality in each other.  Wouldn't it be great if we could put aside some of our sensitivities (once in a while) and find humor in our differences?

What can you get?

The Politically Incorrect Toys Portfolio. A limited edition photography portfolio of 90 sets. Each set includes 12 - 8.5X11" giclee prints on 18 mil archival hot press paper. The folio itself is a four fold portfolio in charcoal gray. A signed and numbered cover letter will be included in each set.

A set of 12 limited edition prints on heavyweight archival paper.
A set of 12 limited edition prints on heavyweight archival paper.

 The portfolio includes the following photographs:

Gay School Bus
Gay School Bus
ET Finger - Mary the Housewife
ET Finger - Mary the Housewife
Beetle Bailey Rubber Band Gun - Am I Like Farher
Beetle Bailey Rubber Band Gun - Am I Like Farher
Detective Gun
Detective Gun
Lovable Smoking Pet
Lovable Smoking Pet
Chemtoy Cap Bomb - Red Indian
Chemtoy Cap Bomb - Red Indian
Junkyard Dog
Junkyard Dog
Chinese and Minstrel Makeup Kits (diptych)
Chinese and Minstrel Makeup Kits (diptych)
Tiny Ding Dong
Tiny Ding Dong

Limited Edition Display Prints. All photographs in the portfolio are available as 17X22" giclee prints on 18 mil archival hot press paper. Each image is limited to 45 copies and are signed and numbered on the back. 

Open Edition Display Prints. Choose your favorite photograph in either 5X7" or 8.5X11". Both sizes are giclee prints on heavyweight 18 mil archival paper.

All rewards include shipping costs within the United States.

Stretch goals

$5,000+ All backers will receive a 4X6" postcard.

$15,000+ All backers will receive a set of 3 - 4X6" postcards.

Risks and challenges

All photographs for this project have already been taken, retouched and prepped for printing. I've sourced a company who makes custom folio covers. They already have the covers I'll need in stock. I also have all the printing supplies, papers and ink ready to go in my studio. You can be confident that if this project is funded, all the rewards will be produced quickly, be of the highest quality, and ship on time!

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    5X7" OPEN EDITION PRINT: Choose any of the 12 images in the portfolio. Signed on back.

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    8.5X11" OPEN EDITION PRINT: Choose any of the 12 images in the portfolio. Signed on back.

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    TINY DING DONG: 17X22" giclee print, limited to 45 copies. Signed and numbered on back.

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    ET FINGER: 17X22" giclee print, limited to 45 copies. Signed and numbered on back.

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    GAY SCHOOL BUS: 17X22" giclee print, limited to 45 copies. Signed and numbered on back.

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    LOVABLE SMOKING PET: 17X22" giclee print, limited to 45 copies. Signed and numbered on back.

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    CHINESE AND MINSTREL MAKEUP KITS (diptych): 17X22" giclee print, limited to 45 copies. Signed and numbered on back.

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    POLITICALLY INCORRECT TOYS PORTFOLIO: 12 - 8.5X11" giclee prints, presented in an archival folio. Limited to 90 copies. Signed and numbered.

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    POLITICALLY INCORRECT TOYS PORTFOLIO and ONE 17X22" GICLEE PRINT: You'll get one complete portfolio plus one 17X22" print of your choice.

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