This vegetable face composite image was created by Klaus Enrique for the cover a cookbook by Martin Pyco Rausch. The cookbook features vegetarian recipes making the half-vegetable face even more relevant for this project. The style used in this strange face mash up was clearly inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the 16th century Italian painter best known for creating portrait heads made entirely of objects like fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other objects.
In the 1980’s, Oscar Reutersvärd (the father of the impossible figure) was honored in Sweden with the release of three postage stamps featuring his impossible art. These items were not in circulation for very long and have since become sought after collectibles. Below is one of the stamps that features a twisted figure that bends in an impossible manner.
The other two postage stamps featuring impossible designs can be seen in the full post below.
The wavy colored fluorescent waves seem to wink and flicker just like Christmas lights. This illusion is induced by the alternating small dark strokes with the white background. The effect is heightened if you quickly move your eyes around this image.
(via Gianni Sarcone)
Fritz Müller Perlwein is a German sparkling wine made by Jürgen Hofmann. Their unique packaging and labels use horizontal black and white stripes, and this poster uses offsetting black and white stripes a “phantom” bottle of their product. No bottle exists here, but you certainly cannot help but to see it.
The original label and packaging for Fritz Müller Perlwein can be seen on the photograph below.
(via Fritz Mueller)
Andrew Myers creates portraits using an unlikely medium – screws. In this early, experimental screw piece that measures 2 feet x 2 feet, he transformed thousands of screws, oil paint, and phonebook pages into a self-portrait expressing the difficult feelings he was experiencing at that time. He notes that when he created this particular piece, it was a dark and cold winter outside the studio, and a dark and cold winter inside the artist’s soul.
More detail can be seen in the photograph below (especially the image on the right that shows the contour of the portrait).
(via Andrew Myers)
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.
Here is the rotated version of this design.
To see more of John’s designs, have a look at his True/False ambigram and Love figured/ground design.
(via John Langdon)
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.
(via Jane Perkins)