Your wait has ended: you found silhouettes cut by hand. In only 2 (two) minutes, your guests can have their portrait made. Silhouettes are a fascinating, unique alternative to caricatures, magic, or other typical corporate entertainment.
Silhouette portraits are interactive, hospitable, always festive, and endlessly fascinating – because no two guests look alike, their silhouettes will always look different. Silhouette portraits look and feel elegant, chic, and smart: they have a traditional sense – guests will keep them long after they discard novelty items.
Here are two sample (and very real) scenarios:
FIRST SCENE: a corporate conference social event:
Your guests have spent the entire day (or week) in meetings. They are tired, weary of talking business, and want to visit with their colleagues and friends. They decide to indulge in the festive atmosphere of the evening party, planned by the producer. At a festive area of the evening’s party, there is a friendly, festively-dressed artist-entertainer with a crowd of people around her. The crowd is alternatively quietly interested in her hands, and laughing with each other. Often there are murmurs of admiration and joy.
The artist is cutting silhouette portraits by hand with only scissors – no drawing or throwing shadows. The guests are gathering to watch their friends ‘get cut’ (have their silhouette portraits made), and wait enthusiastically for their own portraits. The artist knows exactly how to portray the women to their best image, and how to appeal to the men for their portraits as well. Guests take turns with the artist, with more laughing, joy, and exclamations of delight.
The event organizers receive the accolades from the client on the successful, relaxing entertainment of the guests, as well as giving the guests silhouette portraits to remember the event, long after the party has ended.
SECOND SCENE: a corporate trade show:
The scene is a typical trade show floor. Thousands of attendee descend on the booths, eager to see the wares, hear the pitches, and make deals for their companies. The trouble is: what can stop the traffic? What can be the miraculous “trade show traffic stopper” that makes the attendees pause at a booth? One answer is personalized interactivity in a trade show booth: something that stops an attendee from walking past, and also reminds the attendee of the visit long after the trade show ends.
There’s an artist cutting silhouette portraits in a trade show booth. Each portrait takes only 2 minutes. She draws a crowd as she does one portrait, then another, then another. The business buddies of a portrait subject crowd into the booth to watch the silhouette portraits being made. The sales people have these moments to engage in discussion about the booth. Rousing, interesting discussions continue, the booth gets very popular with crowds watching the process and individuals clamoring for silhouettes.
Each silhouette is mounted on a special card that tastefully promotes the booth itself: a giveaway and a traffic stopper in one. The attendees retain the card with their silhouette -which also has the logo and printed material about the featured booth. No more throwing away giveaways: this card is saved.
If you and your company want an interesting, interactive offering for your own corporate parties, special events, product rollouts, trade show booth, and other corporate offerings, contact Lauren at Silhouettes By Hand to inquire how she can make your events and trade show booths become the talk of the conference.