Star Cruiser by Gary W. Priester

Stereo 29 September 2014 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Can you find the hidden star cruiser in this colorful pattern?  Stare at this stereogram, created by Gary W. Priester, and the spaceship will reveal itself.  If you are having trouble seeing the hidden image, please read through the following stereogram viewing tips.

Star Cruiser by Gary W. Priester

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Mind Shift by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 25 September 2014 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

If you concentrate on the red pattern in the center of this figure, it will appear to be unstable and hover over the blue background.  Once the pattern does begin to hover, you can move your head left and right to intensify the effect.

Mind Shift by Gianni Sarcone

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Anamorphic Chalk on Grass by Leon Keer

Anamorphosis 22 September 2014 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Measuring 900 square meters (approximately 9,700 square feet), this anamorphic chalk art on a field in Utrecht, Holland has the appearance of being three-dimensional.  The artist, Leon Keer, used environmental friendly (and harmless) chalk for this ephemeral piece of land art.  Most of the time, you see this type of art on pavement, so seeing it on grass or in the sand is a welcome sight.

Anamorphosis chalk on grass by Leon Keer

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Hiding in New York No. 9 – Gun Rack by Liu Bolin

Hidden Objects 18 September 2014 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

We featured several of Liu Bolin’s camouflaged body photographs on An Optical Illusion a couple of years ago.  If you are new to the site or happened to have missed those, then feel free to check them out here.  The photograph below features Liu Bolin doing what he does best – hiding in plain sight with the help of a clever paint job that matches his background.  This time, he stands painted in front of a very organized display of shotguns, rifles, and automatic weapons.  It is probably pretty safe to assume that this is a political statement regarding guns.  It was taken in 2013 as part of his Hiding in New York series.

Hiding in New York No. 9 - Gun Rack by Liu Bolin

For more information about Liu, or to see more of his work, please visit Klein Sun Gallery.

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Sweater Music Video from Willow

Video 15 September 2014 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

This music video produced for the song “Sweater”, performed by the Belgian band Willow, is pretty interesting.  The lone guy featured in the video spends the entire time in a white room.  By projecting scenes and animation onto the walls and floor of the room, it appears that he is walking down stairs, walking around outside, riding a subway, riding an escalator, and much more.  Watch the full video below.

In addition to both directing and producing this video, Filip Sterckx also handled all of the 3D animation and editing. I personally think that the first half of the video is much stronger than the second half and would be curious to know what you think.  Which scene do you think is the most or least realistic?

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Jeep’s Animal Optical Illusions

Upside Down 11 September 2014 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

International advertising agency Leo Burnett created a series of three topsy-turvy optical illusion images for an ad campaign for Jeep.  Each of the designs features an image of an animal with the tag line “See whatever you want to see.” printed beneath the Jeep logo.

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When the designs are turned upside down, the animal transforms into a completely different one as shown below.

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Read the full post to see the other two designs created by Leo Burnett.

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Question/Answer by John Langdon

Ambigrams 8 September 2014 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

What is the first word that you see in this figure/ground painting from John Langdon?  Do you see the question or the answer?  Can you find both?

Question Answer by John Langdon

To see a similar painting from John Langdon, revisit his painting titled Love.

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