Brusspup’s Incredible Spinning Illusion

Video 29 January 2015 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

This unique metal design uses a single light source and a little spin to produce a rather dramatic effect.  Brusspup got the idea for this video when he was walking through Santa Monica and saw a similar effect on a spinner in a storefront.  He bought it, of course, and the end result is what you see below.

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A Band on Sanity

Ambiguous, Animation 26 January 2015 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

This animation of an impossible ribbon was created by Erwin Bonsma.  Depending on how you look at it, this ribbon can be perceived as rotating in two different ways.  He credits the original idea to M.C. Escher’s print titled “Cube with Magic Ribbons” which happens to be the first drawing by Escher to feature a truly impossible object.

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(via Erwin Bonsma)

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Low Flying Plane

Shadow 22 January 2015 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Why is this plane flying so low to the ground?  It looks like an extremely dangerous maneuver.

Low Flying Plane

The plane is actually flying high above the ground. What appears to be the plane’s “shadow” is a lake far below in the background.  This image was provided courtesy of Robert Ausbourne.

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Minotaur Anamorph by Truly Design

Anamorphosis 19 January 2015 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Truly Design was asked to create this anamorphic installation for Burning Giraffe Art Gallery in Turin, Italy.  Describing this project, they indicated that:

“We chose the minotaur because of its double human and animal nature, the latter being that of a bull, symbol of our hometown Torino.  The minotaur lives secluded in its labyrinth, as do we within city walls.  However, animal instinct borne within its mind spurs it towards freedom, aspect represented by the minotaur’s dynamic pose, ready to pounce or dash.“

Minotaur Anamorphic Painting by Truly Design #1

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Butterflies

Motion 15 January 2015 3 Comments

The folks over at Optical Spy created this really nice motion illusion called Butterflies.  The square in the center of this image appears to be completely unstable as it appears to wobble around.

Butterflies by Optical SpyTo see an illusion with a similar effect, take a look at the Moving Mona Lisa Face.

(via Optical Spy)

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Arboreal Office by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 12 January 2015 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

This painting by Rob Gonsalves, completed in October 2014, features a dramatic transformation.  Looking at the painting from the bottom, a man is standing in a wooded area by a campfire, but as he looks up into the clear night sky, the trees morph into skyscrapers.

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(via Huckleberry Fine Art)

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How Many Arrows?

Ambiguous 8 January 2015 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Take a close look at the black and white pattern created by Gianni Sarcone below.  How many arrows can you find?

Count The Arrows

For more optical illusions involving arrows, have a look at the Moving Arrows Illusion and Orange and Red Squares.

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