Please note that a new feature has been added to An Optical Illusion. Directly under the search bar on the right hand side is a link titled Random Optical Illusion. Clicking this link will do exactly what you think it might do – it will load a random post from our database. While I was playing around with it, I ran into several posts that I had completely forgotten about. Have fun!
I have always been a big fan of the optical illusions created by Roger Shepard. He created one of my favorite illusions in the world – the Impossible Elephant – and his brilliance is quite evident in his 1990 book titled Mind Sights. I would encourage anyone who has not read the book to find a copy and immediately dive into it. Today’s illusion, which appears in Mind Sights, has two alternate titles – one is called “Time Saving Suggestion” and the other is “Getting Down to Business”. In this ambiguous image, you will either see two rows of arrows or a a group of men heading down a set of stairs. The original image that appeared in Mind Sights was black and white. This version has been colorized by stereogram and graphic artist Gene Levine.