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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Despite being completely landlocked, Alberta is host to the largest naval museum in Canada. According to their website, “you’ll learn about the ships that Canadian sailors have plied the seas in for over 100 years, and the sailors themselves who have worked to protect our sovereignty, our freedoms and the longest coastline in the world.” [...]
If you are tired of having a boring old garage door, consider breathing some life into it with a trompe l’oeil billboard. Style Your Garage, from Germany, has created a series of posters that can be applied directly to garage doors. When the doors are closed, it appears that they are open (and more often [...]
Looks like these two picked the wrong elevator.