It’s not as bad as you think

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Why do the dolls on this cover look like they are all suffering from clinical depression?

What was the pitch to the doll manufacturer like when these things were designed?

“Yes we’d like to produce a doll with a face that suggests a lost emptiness and mourning. It needs to be a hopeless kind of expression that will cause children to contemplate the works of Sylvia Plath and question their place in the world.”

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