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Extended Family Mural by John Pugh

Trompe L'oeil 2 June 2014 0 Comments

Extended Family Mural by John Pugh

John Pugh designs very large trompe l’oeil optical illusion murals and he is doing exactly what he wants to be doing. I have found that the “language” of life-size illusions allow me to communicate with a very large audience. It seems almost universal that people take delight in being visually tricked. Once captivated by the […]

Overflow Parking Mural by Blue Sky

Trompe L'oeil 30 January 2014 0 Comments

Overflow Parking Mural by Blue Sky

In 1978, artist Blue Sky painted a trompe l’oeil mural on the side of the Flint Journal Building in Flint, Michigan.   The mural, aptly titled “Overflow Parking”, measures 60 by 70 feet in size. The deceptive mural is still there and can be found at 200 E. First Street in Flint, Michigan.  You can even […]

Kansas City Public Library Community Bookshelf

Trompe L'oeil 8 August 2013 0 Comments

Community Bookshelf - Kansas City Public Library #1

The Kansas City Public Library decided to do something interesting with their parking garage.  In 2004, they transformed an otherwise unattractive parking structure into an artistic landmark in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.  Now known as the Community Bookshelf, this mural resembles 22 giant books arranged as if they were lined up on a bookshelf.  The […]

Arachnids Overshadow Seattle

Anamorphosis,Trompe L'oeil,Video 9 May 2013 3 Comments

Arachnids Overshadow Seattle by Marlin Peterson

In 2012, Marlin Peterson created a large trompe l-oeil mural on the roof of a building in Seattle, Washington.  When viewed from a high vantage point, it appears that a pair of extremely large daddy long legs spiders are sunning themselves on top of the building.  The mural was designed to be viewed by visitors […]

Go Fly a Kite by JD Hillberry

Trompe L'oeil 17 April 2013 0 Comments

Go Fly a Kite by JD Hillberry

Using white paper, charcoal, graphite and carbon pencils, JD Hillberry brings a stick figure to life.  He makes it appear as if the stick figure created a kite out of the very paper that he is drawn on. To view more of JD Hillberry’s realistic trompe l’oeil charcoal and pencil drawings or learn about drawing classes […]

John Pugh Wall Mural

Trompe L'oeil 10 April 2013 0 Comments

John Pugh Wall Mural

The title of this realistic wall mural located on Main Street in Los Gatos, California is Siete Punto Uno (or seven point one).  The title is a reference to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that caused significant damage throughout the community of Los Gatos.   The quake reached a surface-wave magnitude of 7.1 on the Richter […]

Anaconda Bus Optical Illusion

Trompe L'oeil 6 February 2013 2 Comments

Anaconda Bus Optical Illusion

You have no doubt seen cars and buses with advertising painted on them before.  But this advertisement for a local zoo on the side of a public transit bus goes above and beyond.  It is really well done and almost looks like something out of a bad horror movie.  Despite the fact that the anaconda […]