Philosophy, Art, & Science

Ambigrams 30 March 2015 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

John Langdon designed this ambigram titled Philosphy, Art, & Science in 2009 as a personal project.  When rotated 180 degrees, the text reads exactly the same.

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Here is the rotated version of this design.

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To see more of John’s designs, have a look at his True/False ambigram and Love figured/ground design.

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Girl with a Pearl Earring by Jane Perkins

Composite 26 March 2015 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Jane Perkins takes ordinary objects that she finds in various places and arranges them into something completely new.  Shown below is her recreation of Dutch painter Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring.   She finds most of her materials at charity shops, boot sales (a kind of flea market popular in the UK), and recycling centers.  Her friends and neighbors donate interesting things that they find as well.  Most of her pieces take about three weeks to complete as she works the found materials into their final form.

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Jane Perkins

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Grand Canyon Street Painting by Tracy Lee Stum

Anamorphosis 23 March 2015 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Here, streetpainter Tracy Lee Stum can be seen bringing the Grand Canyon directly to the streets of Santa Monica, California.  She was tasked by the Arizona Tourism Board to create this remarkable piece of street art in an effort to get Californians interested in visiting the National Park at some point in the future.  The real Grand Canyon is 277 miles wide and over a mile deep in some spots.  I would think that it would be quite a challenge to recreate such a breathtaking landscape with chalks and paints on a flat surface, but Tracy and her team did a tremendous job with it.  Great work Tracy… you can tell the Arizona Tourism Board that I will be booking my reservations shortly as I have never had the privilege of visiting the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Street Art by Tracy Lee Stum

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The Princess Bride Ambigram

Ambigrams 19 March 2015 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

The Blu-Ray+DVD cover of the 20th Anniversary Edition of the movie The Princess Bride features an ambigram.  The romantic comedy adventure movie, originally released in 1987, was directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner and received a rating of “two thumbs up” from Siskel & Ebert.  The text in the middle of the cover reads the same when viewed right-side-up or upside-down.  Seen here is the cover viewed one way where the lead male (Cary Elwes as Westley/Dread Pirate Roberts) and female (Robin Wright as Buttercup) cast members can be seen looking young and very much in love.

The Princess Bride Ambigram DVD Cover

An inverted version of this cover featuring the same two individuals looking much older can be seen below.

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Wolverine… or 2 Batmen?

Ambiguous 16 March 2015 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

I remember seeing this image floating around the Internet a while back and recently stumbled across it again.  It is a really well illustrated ambiguous drawing.  Do you see Wolverine from the X-Men or two Batmen (would that be the plural of Batman?) staring at one another in front of a yellow background?

Wolverine or 2 Bat Men

If anyone knows who the artist of this illustration is, please let me know in the comments.

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DIRIMART Gallery Installation by Peter Kogler

Miscellaneous 12 March 2015 1 Comment

Peter Kogler decorated the walls, floor and ceiling of this section of the DIRIMART Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey in 2011.  The carefully drawn lines give the impression that the entire room is somehow warped and distorted creating an uneasy feeling for anyone entering this corridor.

Dirimart Gallery by Peter Kogler

This photograph was taken by Atelier Kogler.

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Echoes From the Woods

Ambiguous 9 March 2015 2 Comments

This design by Malo and the Whale was submitted to Threadless as a potential candidate for a t-shirt design.  The reflection of the trees, moon, and buildings in the adjacent lake create a very interesting scene.  Do you notice unique about it?

Echoes From the Woods by Malo and the Whale

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