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 […]

Ultimate Optical Illusions 2015 Calendar

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Ultimate Optical Illusions 2015 Calendar

If you are a fan of optical illusions and you like physical calendars for your desk, make sure to check out Ultimate Optical Illusions:  Visual Tricks to Challenge the Eye and Mind, a new 2015 Day-to-Day calendar.  This full-color calendar published by Andrews McMeel Publishing has a new illusion for each day of the week […]

Broken Line Illusion by Brad Honeycutt

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Poggendorff Illusion by Brad Honeycutt

Do the two ends of the green line passing behind the gate appear offset or aligned? The two ends of the line are completely aligned, although they appear to be offset.  If you don’t believe it, use something straight, like a ruler or sheet of paper, to confirm.  German physicist Johann Christian Poggendorff discovered this […]

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 […]

Color Saturation Illusion

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Color Saturation Illusion

Within the larger gray and blue squares are two smaller squares.  The small square on the left appears to be a blue or violet color while the small square on the right appears to be gray.  They are, in fact, the same color. Do they look the same to you?

Orange and Red Squares

Color 21 August 2012 0 Comments

Orange and Red Squares

The two images below present one two-headed arrow that looks to be orange in color and another that appears to be red.  In reality, the two are exactly the same color (red). The only difference between the two is the color of the border that surrounds the red squares.  The light yellow border used in […]

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, […]