In honor of Memorial Day today, I thought I would post an optical illusion related to the armed forces. This poster was released by the Navy SEALs for a promotional campaign. The bottom of the poster asks “do you have what it takes?” Unless you have been trained to spot camouflaged troops, you will likely […]
This is an older photograph, taken in 2007, but I had not seen it before. Using some red, white, and blue paint, Liu Bolin camouflages himself in front of the stars and stripes. The official title of this work is Hiding in the City No. 62 – American National Flag. Liu Bolin has painted his […]
Russian born artist Victor Molev is a painter a graphic artist currently living in Ontario, Canada. He previously worked as both an architect and a theater set painter. In his painting below, titled Mona Lisa (Water), seven fish jumping out of the water come together to form an image that resembles a portrait of Mona […]
Art Directors Anaïs Boileau and Samuel Volk oversaw the production of this recent advertisement for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) called Botanimal. The copy that accompanies the ad (which can be seen in the lower right corner, but is much too small to read here) is as follows: “Donate to save a tree and save […]
This old collectible card from 1926 was produced by a company called Major Drapkin & Co. We have previously featured a couple of optical illusion cards from the same company, The Rod Illusion and His Own Size?, but this one is from an entirely different series. Instead of being a traditional optical illusion, this card […]
We featured several of Liu Bolin’s camouflaged body photographs on An Optical Illusion a couple of years ago. If you are new to the site or happened to have missed those, then feel free to check them out here. The photograph below features Liu Bolin doing what he does best – hiding in plain sight […]
In this painting by Ukrainian artist Oleg Shupliak, two girls in white can be seen walking around outside in a field. The girls are each wearing sun hats and carrying umbrellas. Can you find something else hiding in this painting?