A New Wall by István Orosz

Impossible 23 May 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Have a look at this piece of impossible architecture drawn by István Orosz and try to figure out how it was built.  Obviously it could not be constructed in the real world, but fortunately on paper (or on your  screen) this type of design can absolutely exist.  Notice how each of the three doorways are facing in completely different (and perpendicular) directions.  István has created drawings with similar perspective inconsistencies before.  If you would like to see more of these, be sure to check out his Corner House and Impossible Tower.

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Refraction Stereogram by Gene Levine

Stereo 5 May 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Here’s a new stereogram from Gene Levine.  There is no hidden image here, but if you stare at it, the individual columns will fuse together to form a 3D image of the woman diving into the water.  This image took Gene quite a bit of time to create, but I think the end result was absolutely worth the effort involved.

(via Gene Levine)

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Love You to Pieces by Andrew Myers

Composite, Video 1 May 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

We previously featured another piece created by Andrew Myers called An Artist’s Winter.  He has traditionally used an very unlikely medium for his artwork – painted screws.  That makes this work the first of its kind for Andrew.  Myers created this composite portrait using broken recycled wood pieces.  He meticulously arranged, painted, attached to steel rods, and inserted into a wood panel at different lengths to create a three dimensional image.  The final piece is quite large measuring 36″ x 36″.

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Good and Evil by John Langdon

Ambiguous 26 April 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

This oil painting, created by John Langdon more than a decade ago in 2006, features two different interpretations.  At first glance, this is a painting of a man’s face with very big ears.  If you look closely, you may also see two different words incorporated into this ambiguous painting.  The man’s ears and eyes can be interpreted to form the word “GOOD” (with the eyes forming the two 0’s).  At the same time, his eyes (forming the upper-case letter E), nose, mouth, and chin form the word “EVIL” in a completely different direction.

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Ambiguous 21 April 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

This conceptual illustration from Tang Yau Hoong was created for Economia, a magazine that covers essential issues, news and analysis relevant to the topics of business, finance and accountancy.  While the topic of the magazine may sound a bit dry, at least they hired Tang to spice things up a bit with this ambiguous illustration.  It’s actually a fresh take on Shigeo Fukuda’s leg illusion, which was a silkscreen print created in 1975.

Notice how the red arms at the top of the poster are handing bundles of cash to the red arms just below them.  At the same time, the space between the second row of red arms (the negative space) forms a row of black arms that are handing bundles of cash to the black arms just below them.

(via Tang Yau Hoong)

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Squaroo by Gianni Sarcone

Estimation, Motion 17 April 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Here is a new optical illusion from Gianni Sarcone that I found while browsing his Red Bubble portfolio.   If you haven’t visited it, I would encourage you to do so as there are a lot of great designs to admire.

With respect to today’s optical illusion, there are a couple of things going on.

First, the gray lines do not necessarily appear to be parallel with one another due to the angled colored lines in the background.  In reality, the squares are concentric (which you can confirm for yourself by using some sort of straight edge).

Second, the background creates the impression that the concentric squares are moving and expanding slightly (especially if you shift your gaze and move your eyes around different parts of the image).

(via Gianni Sarcone)

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Anamorphic Skull

Anamorphosis, Skull 23 March 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Truly Design drew this entire anamorphic composition by hand, which means that they did not use any projectors to help with getting the distortion correct.  It was painted in 2013 at the 39C Graffiti Jam in Bolzano, Italy.  When viewed from the proper angle (see image below), an image of an orange skull can be seen.

The next two pictures show how the painting looks when viewed from different angles.  Seen from the front, you can see that the skull is comprised of three animals representing Dante’s “three beasts”.  Each of these animals represents one of humanity’s three main sins.  The wolf represents greed, the lion represents pride, and the lynx stands for lust.  It is said that these sins would lead man to perdition, hence death, making the skull symbolism fit very well with the overall illusion.

(via Truly Design)

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