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Milking Out by Flying Mouse

Miscellaneous 27 April 2015 0 Comments

Milking Out by Flying Mouse

When I started this blog a few years ago, I was in need of some sort of header, or masthead, for the site design.  At the time, I was working on a project with a talented t-shirt designer from Malaysia and asked him if he could come up with anything for me.  Thankfully, he did!  […]

Fritz Müller Perlwein

Miscellaneous 6 April 2015 0 Comments

Fritz Müller Perlwein

Fritz Müller Perlwein is a German sparkling wine made by Jürgen Hofmann.  Their unique packaging and labels use horizontal black and white stripes, and this poster uses offsetting black and white stripes a “phantom” bottle of their product.  No bottle exists here, but you certainly cannot help but to see it. The original label and […]

DIRIMART Gallery Installation by Peter Kogler

Miscellaneous 12 March 2015 1 Comment

DIRIMART Gallery Installation by Peter Kogler

Peter Kogler decorated the walls, floor and ceiling of this section of the DIRIMART Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey in 2011.  The carefully drawn lines give the impression that the entire room is somehow warped and distorted creating an uneasy feeling for anyone entering this corridor. This photograph was taken by Atelier Kogler. (via Peter Kogler)

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.  […]