Wolverine… or 2 Batmen?

Ambiguous 16 March 2015 0 Comments

Wolverine... or 2 Batmen?

I remember seeing this image floating around the Internet a while back and recently stumbled across it again.  It is a really well illustrated ambiguous drawing.  Do you see Wolverine from the X-Men or two Batmen (would that be the plural of Batman?) staring at one another in front of a yellow background? If anyone […]

Echoes From the Woods

Ambiguous 9 March 2015 2 Comments

Echoes From the Woods

This design by Malo and the Whale was submitted to Threadless as a potential candidate for a t-shirt design.  The reflection of the trees, moon, and buildings in the adjacent lake create a very interesting scene.  Do you notice unique about it? (via Threadless)

A Band on Sanity

Ambiguous,Animation 26 January 2015 0 Comments

A Band on Sanity

This animation of an impossible ribbon was created by Erwin Bonsma.  Depending on how you look at it, this ribbon can be perceived as rotating in two different ways.  He credits the original idea to M.C. Escher’s print titled “Cube with Magic Ribbons” which happens to be the first drawing by Escher to feature a […]

Arboreal Office by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 12 January 2015 0 Comments

Arboreal Office by Rob Gonsalves

This painting by Rob Gonsalves, completed in October 2014, features a dramatic transformation.  Looking at the painting from the bottom, a man is standing in a wooded area by a campfire, but as he looks up into the clear night sky, the trees morph into skyscrapers. (via Huckleberry Fine Art)

How Many Arrows?

Ambiguous 8 January 2015 0 Comments

How Many Arrows?

Take a close look at the black and white pattern created by Gianni Sarcone below.  How many arrows can you find? For more optical illusions involving arrows, have a look at the Moving Arrows Illusion and Orange and Red Squares.

Paint the Town Red

Ambiguous 1 December 2014 0 Comments

Paint the Town Red

I’ve been painting a lot of doors in my house lately.  It is a slow process that I have been tackling about two doors at a time.  The results have been worth it as they look much better with two coats of fresh paint on them.  When I came across this illustration, it brought a […]

Moving Train Optical Illusion

Ambiguous,Animation 24 November 2014 0 Comments

Moving Train Optical Illusion

Today’s illusion has a pretty interesting effect.  We have featured several animations that are similar to this one (see the Turning Wheel Optical Illusion and the Spinning Dancer Illusion), but I still find the effect to be very fascinating.  The train in this animation is moving at a constant rate of speed.  But what direction […]