portrait pantograph invites public to draw faces on a window
 
portrait pantograph invites public to draw faces on a window portrait pantograph invites public to draw faces on a window
jan 16, 2014

portrait pantograph invites public to draw faces on a window

portrait pantograph invites public to draw faces on a window
all images courtesy of tim denton

 

 

british designer tim denton has created the portrait pantograph which transforms a disused shop window into a creative place where passers by could pose for a minute and have an image of them traced directly onto the glass and simultaneously onto a piece of paper. the drawing machine is comprised of a simple system of levers that connects a mechanical linkage in a manner based on parallelograms so that the movement of one pen, in tracing an image, produces mirror movements with a second pen. attached to the transparent frame, the device is used by people on the inside of the glass, who sketch the image a potential stranger on the other side. the urban project — commissioned by transported in lincolnshire — encourages collaboration, community, and creativity and engages the public in conversation about unusual artistic experiences in unexpected places.

 


transported consultation artists #6 tim denton
video courtesy of transportedart

 

portrait pantograph invites public to draw faces on a window
image being transferred from window to paper

 

portrait pantograph invites public to draw faces on a window
posing outside the shop on the high street

 

portrait pantograph invites public to draw faces on a window
looking out from inside the shop 

 

portrait pantograph invites public to draw faces on a window
a portrait produced by the pantograph

 

portrait pantograph invites public to draw faces on a window
examples of the portraits

 

portrait pantograph invites public to draw faces on a window
portraits 

 

portrait pantograph invites public to draw faces on a window
a portrait

 

portrait pantograph invites public to draw faces on a window
portrait with poser

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    art news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    503,120 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample
    designboom magazine