The Art of Deception

Miscellaneous 7 October 2014 0 Comments

The Art of Deception

Today is the official release date for a new 224-page hardcover volume of optical illusion art titled The Art of Deception:  Illusions to Challenge the Eye and the Mind.  This book, from Brad Honeycutt, features a foreword by John Langdon and an epilogue by Scott Kim.  It is a companion volume to The Art of […]

The Librarian by Andre Martins de Barros

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The Librarian by Andre Martins de Barros

Andre Martins de Barros started painting at the age of 15.  After serving time in the military, he decided to pursue his passion full-time to devote all of his time and energy to his art.  In his painting titled “Le Libraire” (or “The Librarian”) below, a collection of books is arranged in such a way […]

Kansas City Public Library Community Bookshelf

Trompe L'oeil 8 August 2013 0 Comments

Community Bookshelf - Kansas City Public Library #1

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 […]

Shark Attack Ambigram

Ambigrams 31 July 2013 0 Comments

Shark Attack Ambigram

While browsing through Nikita Prokhorov’s recent book Ambigrams Revealed for the third time, one of the featured ambigram designs really stood out to me.  This design by Mark Palmer from Red Chapter Clothing reads exactly the same when rotated 180 degrees.  Palmer notes that, “From start to finish, this Shark Attack ambigram is one of […]

Exceptional Eye Tricks

Miscellaneous 25 January 2013 0 Comments

Exceptional Eye Tricks by Brad Honeycutt

Exceptional Eye Tricks, by Brad Honeycutt, is a collection of optical illusions designed to amaze, confuse, and fool the viewer.  This book contains a variety of illusion types including composite images, trompe l’oeil, tricks of perspective, and the physically impossible.  The cover of the book features a motion illusion from Fiestoforo that appears to spin […]

The Art of the Illusion

Miscellaneous 12 June 2012 0 Comments

The Art of the Illusion

The Art of the Illusion: Deceptions to Challenge the Eye and the Mind is a new book from Brad Honeycutt and Terry Stickels featuring a foreword by renowned puzzle creator and game designer Scott Kim.  The book contains more than 200 stunningly deceptive optical illusion works of art from artists around the globe.  The cover, […]