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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 […]

The Op Art of Bridget Riley

Miscellaneous,Video 15 May 2014 0 Comments

The Op Art of Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley was born in London, UK in 1931 and studied at Goldsmiths College and Royal College of Art, London.  During the 1960′s, she became well known across the world for her Op Art paintings after exhibiting alongside Victor Vasarely and other artists in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The untitled work below from […]

Car Optical Illusion

Miscellaneous 21 April 2014 0 Comments

Car Optical Illusion

The owner of this van used a creative vehicle wrap to give the impression that a convertible sports car was parked next to it.  I have never seen anything like this in person, but I would imagine that it would look pretty funny driving down the road. (via Optical Spy)

Light Robber by Flying Mouse

Miscellaneous 14 April 2014 0 Comments

Light Robber by Flying Mouse

This is one of my favorite designs from acclaimed Malaysian t-shirt designer Chow Hon Lam (aka Flying Mouse).  I think that I am drawn to it because it is a relatively simple design that also happens to be extremely clever.  In many respects, it reminds me of another great design called Light Painter by Tang […]

M&M Bulge Illusion

Miscellaneous 20 March 2014 0 Comments

m&m bulge illusion

Using Legos and two colors of M&Ms, Mary Coffelt, Briena Heller, and Michael McCamy created the following optical illusion at Martinez-Conde and Macknik Laboratories, Barrow Neurological Institute.  The way that the candies are arranged on the checkered Lego pattern, the object appears to bulge even though the surface is flat.  This bulge illusion was originally […]

Transparency by Laura Williams

Miscellaneous 3 March 2014 0 Comments

Transparency by Laura Williams

18-year-old photograph Laura Williams used a mirror that she found as a prop to make it appear that the upper portion of her body had completely disappeared.  It almost looks as if the portion inside the mirror was edited using Photoshop, but I do not believe that to be the case. Speaking about her photography, […]

Hovering Tree Illusion

Miscellaneous 24 February 2014 0 Comments

hovering tree illusion

Daniel Siering and Mario Shu transformed an ordinary tree in Potsdam, Germany into a deceptive work of art. Once they were finished, it appeared as though a section of the tree had been removed and the top portion was left hovering in mid air.  The video below provides a playful look at the finished product […]