Anamorphic Waterfall by Alessandro Diddi

Anamorphosis 19 February 2016 0 Comments

Anamorphic Waterfall by Alessandro Diddi

In 1961, famous Dutch artist M.C. Escher printed a lithograph titled Waterfall.  This print shows a seemingly impossible scene with water flowing uphill to create a perpetual waterfall using the same water over and over again.  There is a paddle wheel at the bottom of the waterfall which we would assume is what powers the […]

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.

Spot the Opportunity

Tessellation 25 October 2012 0 Comments

Etrade Spot the Opportunity Poster

In the world of finance, a bull market is one that is increasing while a bear market is one that is in decline.  Advertising agency WHYBIN/TBWA/TEQUILA of Melbourne, Australia designed this poster for E*Trade that utilizes an Escher-esque tessellation pattern made up of both bulls and bears.  The tagline for the poster is ‘Anyway you […]

Seahorses & Eels by Robert Fathauer

Tessellation 2 July 2012 0 Comments

Seahorses & Eels by Robert Fathauer

A tessellation is an image that repeats the same shapes over and over again to cover a plane with no overlap or gaps.  This type of pattern was frequently employed by M.C. Escher who was fascinated by the symmetry involved in these designs.  In 1993, Dr. Robert Fathauer created the following pattern that features points […]

Escher’s Nightmare by J.D. Hillberry

Trompe L'oeil 17 May 2012 0 Comments

Escher's Nightmare by J.D. Hillberry

In 1948, M.C. Escher created a lithograph called “Drawing Hands” which depicted two hands drawing each other into existence.  This surreal work has inspired many artists over the last 64 years.  One such  work is “Escher’s Nightmare” by J.D. Hillberry.  His version, a charcoal and pencil drawing on white paper, has a twist.  Instead of […]