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    Lyly’s Magic Depictor is a project by Lydie Greco, inspired by the Sketch’O’Matic created by Bren O’Collaghan (Manchester, Cornerhouse 2011). The… Read More
    Lyly’s Magic Depictor is a project by Lydie Greco, inspired by the Sketch’O’Matic created by Bren O’Collaghan (Manchester, Cornerhouse 2011). The idea is that it works just like a photobooth, but instead of having your photograph taken, you get a handdrawn portrait. How it works is there is an illustrator hidden in one of the booths, able see the sitter through a one way mirror. The illustrator draws the portrait in a few minutes, then slides it in the receptacle outside, just like in a real photobooth. Magic! You get an instant portrait! If you’re interested in renting Lyly’s Magic Depictor for your event, please send an email to me lydie(dot)greco(at)gmail(dot)com. I want to dedicate this project to Annica Lydenberg who gave me the love of hand-lettering, to Bren O’Collaghan for creating this amazing experience and allowing me to put my own twist on it, and to Ross for bringing me to magic. I also want to thank everyone who helped me building it: Raphaële Duval, Heather Falconer, Hannah Turner, Enrique Galvan-Alvarez, and of course all the people at Hackney Downs Studios who organised the Open Studios night in London, where the first booth was staged. Read Less
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Lyly’s Magic Depictor is a project by Lydie Greco, inspired by the Sketch’O’Matic created by Bren O’Collaghan (Manchester, Cornerhouse 2011).
The idea is that it works just like a photobooth, but instead of having your photograph taken, you get a handdrawn portrait. How it works is there is an illustrator hidden in one of the booths, able see the sitter through a one way mirror. The illustrator draws the portrait in a few minutes, then slides it in the receptacle outside, just like in a real photobooth. Magic! You get an instant portrait!
If you’re interested in renting Lyly’s Magic Depictor for your event, please send an email to me lydie(dot)greco(at)gmail(dot)com.