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The Cover Up by Erik Johansson

Miscellaneous 26 February 2015 0 Comments

The Cover Up by Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson is an expert at using Adobe Photoshop to take real photographs and turn them into something magical.  The man on the ladder in the photograph below appears to not like the dark and dismal view of the landscape in the background.  So what does he do?  Well… instead of complaining about it, he […]

Comix Face

Miscellaneous,Video 5 February 2015 2 Comments

Comix Face

This striking photograph from Alexander Khokhlov’s “2D or not 2D” series looks like it could be an illustration of a woman in a comic book.  Surprisingly, it is an actual model (her name is Ekaterina Ashikhmina) with her face and hair painted by make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan.  This photographic series was selected as one of […]

Orb by Neil Dawson

Miscellaneous 10 November 2014 0 Comments

Orb by Neil Dawson

Neil Dawson’s sculptures look like they could be drawings from a cartoon.  This private commission, created in 1991, resides in Taranaki, New Zealand.  It looks like a large floating orb is being held in place by a rope tethered to the ground.  In reality, the entire sculpture is made of steel. To see another remarkable […]

Can You Trust Your Ears? (Audio Illusions)

Miscellaneous 6 November 2014 0 Comments

Can You Trust Your Ears?  (Audio Illusions)

Today’s post is a little different than all of the other posts on An Optical Illusion.  Instead of featuring something that will trick your eyes, this video features several examples of audio illusions that will play tricks on your ears.  Explained in detail are the McGurk Effect, the Tritone Paradox, and the Shepard Tone Illusion.  […]

The Art of Deception

Miscellaneous 7 October 2014 0 Comments

The Art of Deception

Today is the official release date for a new 224-page hardcover volume of optical illusion art titled The Art of Deception:  Illusions to Challenge the Eye and the Mind.  This book, from Brad Honeycutt, features a foreword by John Langdon and an epilogue by Scott Kim.  It is a companion volume to The Art of […]

Bar Code Zebra

Miscellaneous 7 August 2014 0 Comments

Bar Code Zebra

This interesting illustration, inspired by the art of Thomas Barbèy, shows a zebra that appears to be melting into what looks like a bar code.  To create this piece, Nevit Dilmen started with an actual photograph of a zebra taken at Copehagen Zoo.  He then digitized it and manipulated the stripes to come up with […]

Ultimate Optical Illusions 2015 Calendar

Miscellaneous 24 June 2014 0 Comments

Ultimate Optical Illusions 2015 Calendar

If you are a fan of optical illusions and you like physical calendars for your desk, make sure to check out Ultimate Optical Illusions:  Visual Tricks to Challenge the Eye and Mind, a new 2015 Day-to-Day calendar.  This full-color calendar published by Andrews McMeel Publishing and featuring artwork from Gianni A. Sarcone has a new […]