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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.” […]