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Cardboard Photo Booth Dispenses Quirky, Customizable Portraits [Video]

Cardboard Photo Booth Dispenses Quirky, Customizable Portraits [Video]
Design

Artist creates an amusing way to draw portraits.

Ross Brooks
  • 26 november 2013

Swiss artist Tobias Gutmann has created the “Face-O-Mat,” a photo booth-style illustrated portrait “vending machine” which takes some inspiration from The Wizard of Oz. The machine is actually nothing more than a cover for Gutmann, who sits behind a cardboard façade while he draws a bizarre minimalist portrait of you in exchange for a small donation. That doesn’t change the fact it’s an excellent idea that has brought a smile to countless people’s faces.

It takes the artist three minutes to produce each of his portraits, which is impressive considering he has to peer through a hole to do it. The completed piece is then fed through a slot to give the impression it’s being printed, complete with printer sounds of course.

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While it might sound to silly to some, the Face-O-Mat has traveled from Europe through Africa and Asia, churning out over 700 portraits in the process. Make sure to see what Gutmann can do in the following video:

Tobias Gutmann

Source: DesignTaxi

Images: Tobias Gutmann

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