Bar Code Zebra

Miscellaneous 7 August 2014 0 Comments

Bar Code Zebra

This interesting illustration, inspired by the art of Thomas Barbèy, shows a zebra that appears to be melting into what looks like a bar code.  To create this piece, Nevit Dilmen started with an actual photograph of a zebra taken at Copehagen Zoo.  He then digitized it and manipulated the stripes to come up with […]

Kölner Zoo Logo

Hidden Objects 4 August 2014 0 Comments

Kölner Zoo Logo

It probably goes without saying that we love logos that feature optical illusions or other hidden objects.  The logo presented below is for the Kölner Zoo in Germany.  It features a green elephant with a star for an eye.  Closer examination of the logo, however, reveals a few hidden objects.  Do you see them? In […]

Pointed Sense by Noma Bar

Ambiguous 21 July 2014 0 Comments

Pointed Sense by Noma Bar

Israeli graphic artist Noma Bar produces visually-striking and simple illustrations that take full advantage of negative space.  In this example, titled Pointed Sense, Noma captures a scene which he saw once where a male black labrador tucked his nose behind a female white labrador and gave her a good sniff.  Her tail was up over […]

Tiger Hand Print Illusion

Ambiguous 19 June 2014 0 Comments

Tiger Hand Print Illusion

This image looks like someone dipped their entire hand in black ink and then pressed it firmly on a white sheet of paper.  When they removed it, however, something remarkable could be seen in the print… an image of a tiger trotting toward you.  The four fingers make up the legs of the tiger and […]

Gothic Flying Bat by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 5 May 2014 1 Comment

Gothic Flying Bat by Gianni Sarcone

The black bat in the middle of this image seems to move, flutter and expand.  The effect makes it a little difficult to look at for an extended period of time. For a similar effect, take a look at these expanding and shrinking geometrical patterns. (via Gianni Sarcone)

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 […]