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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 […]

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)