In 1935 the architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott designed the red phone booths to mark the Jubilee of King George V of England. Seventy-seven years later, the company British Telecom has decided to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with the Wedding Photo Booth project, which has convened different artists, among which are the winner of Turner Keith Tyson and sculptor David Mach, to design replicas of the iconic cab from his particular style.
The result is more than fifty boxes that respect the original structure created by Scott, but have been transformed with dynamic designs ranging from animal prints, to depictions of Big Ben or symbols that characterize British culture. Most pieces are part of a public exhibition in Trafalgar Square which will be mounted in the coming months, taking advantage of the celebration of the Olympic Games.
At the end of the sample a gala will be held at the National Portrait Gallery to auction each of the sculptures, the amount collected will be donated to ChildLine Foundation, an institution that for 25 years has provided various types of support for underprivileged youth.
In our photogallery you can see images of the boxes and exposure. To see the rest of the designs visit