Lion or Monkey Optical Illusion

Ambiguous 31 March 2014 0 Comments

Lion or Monkey Optical Illusion

Self-taught artist Humberto Machado enjoys working with many types of mediums but finds creating ambiguous drawings to be the most fun and the biggest challenge.  Using negative space in this drawing, he presents both an angry (hungry?) lion and a cheerful monkey swinging from a tree branch that occupy the same space. One of my […]

Big Buck by Rusty Rust

Hidden Objects 20 January 2014 0 Comments

Big Buck by Rusty Rust

A deer stands alone in a snow-covered forest.  But is it truly alone? This is the second most popular print that Florida artist Donald “Rusty” Rust sells.  His most popular print is the Hidden Tiger Illusion which can be found in our archives.  Over the course of his career, Rust has created more than 15,000 […]

Cat and Mouse Optical Illusion

Ambiguous 31 October 2013 0 Comments

Cat and Mouse Optical Illusion

Take a look at the drawing below.  It is ambiguous.  Upon first seeing it, did you notice a cat or a mouse?  Do you see both of them? An optical illusion featuring a black cat seemed appropriate on Halloween.  To celebrate the day, you might also want to take a look at some skull illusions.

The Art of Thomas Barbèy

Miscellaneous 9 September 2013 0 Comments

Piano Peace by Thomas Barbey

Thomas Barbèy has a collection of photographs that were taken over a period of twenty years.  By combining multiple photographs from his archives, he creates unique and beautiful surreal scenes.   According to his official website, “Every single one of his images has to pass what he likes to call the “So what?” test. If […]

Logos That Are Also Optical Illusions

Ambiguous,Hidden Objects 5 September 2013 1 Comment

fedex logo optical illusion

Many organizations incorporate some sort of optical illusion or other deceptive element into the very logos that they build their identity around.  For example, did you know that the FedEx logo includes a hidden graphical message?  The white space between the E and the X is an arrow pointing to the right.  This arrow is […]

Both Sides Cow by Jerry Downs

Ambiguous 11 June 2013 0 Comments

Both Sides Cow

Marin County-based photographer Jerry Downs captured the following photograph of two cows standing near each other in Idaho.  In the dimly-lit photograph, it appears that the two cows share the same body with a head at each end.  In trying to figure out which legs belong to each animal, I am reminded of the strange […]

Foxes Tessellation by Nikita Prokhorov

Tessellation 19 April 2013 0 Comments

Foxes Tessellation by Nikita Prokhorov

We previously featured a tessellation pattern from Nikita Prokhorov that was made from the head of a famous rabbit.  This time, he has designed a pattern without gaps or overlaps utilizing orange and gray foxes. More of Nikita Prokhorov’s graphic designs can be viewed at Elusive Illusion.