Karlos Calonge Domenech sent me this impossible construction he created a few weeks ago. The way that many of the angles line up on this odd structure could simply not exist. I count a total of three impossible rectangles incorporated into the design. Do you see them all? If you’ve got any optical illusions that […]
My kids have recently become obsessed with Minecraft (they play the Pocket Edition on the Amazon Kindle), especially my son. It is kind of amazing to see all the different things that he has built after spending an hour messing around with it. It seems that he has just as much fun destructing the things […]
If you take a look at this design from Andreas Aronsson, you will see that each link of the chain is connected in a perpendicular manner in a way that could not physically be possible. According to Andreas: I had this one sit in my notebook for, I think, more than six months. It took […]
Twenty-four year old Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki creates deceptive pencil drawings on paper. The example below is a sketch he did that features an impossible stairway that he calls ‘Strange Positional Relationship’. It would appear that if either of these blob-looking creatures were to head up or down the stairs, they would end up on […]
In this animation, a person passes a straight rod through two squares in what appears to be an impossible manner. At the end of the animation, the squares are turned slightly to reveal how the trick was pulled off.
Here is one of the latest captured ideas from photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson. The paradoxal geometry of the house leads to quite a bit of confusion as you admire it. Is the man sitting at the table inside his home or outside? To see another interesting house that uses a similar technique, be sure […]
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 […]