Impossible Frame

Impossible 21 October 2014 0 Comments

Impossible Frame

The man in this photograph is putting the finishing touches on a homemade rectangular wooden frame.  As he tightens the final screw, however, he cannot help but notice that something seems peculiar about the carpentry.  The two pieces of wood in the center cross one another in a very unnatural way.  How did he build […]

The Terrace Made From LEGO

Impossible 2 September 2014 0 Comments

The Terrace Made From LEGO

This impossible-looking LEGO structure was created by a Flickr user going by the handle of Brixie63.  It is a recreation of and homage to David Macdonald’s famous digital manipulation titled The Terrace.  What makes the story even more interesting is that David Macdonald created The Terrace as an homage to The Warped Chessboard painting by […]

Peregrination by David Macdonald

Impossible 14 August 2014 0 Comments

Peregrination by David Macdonald

David Macdonald, the creator of this impossibly perplexing scene, had the following to say about this work: The pathways in this building are in fact a single horizontal plane. There are no less than twenty two false links which treat this single plane as different levels …… stairs and ladders which simply serve to join […]

The Scarlet Rope by Norman Parker

Impossible 30 June 2014 0 Comments

The Scarlet Rope by Norman Parker

This painting from British surrealist artist Norman Parker is a reworking of a familiar optical illusion.  Glastonbury Tor, a holy hill in Southwest England, can be seen in the background through the impossible columns / pillars.  As you move from the top of the painting to the bottom, the four square columns transform into six […]

Impossible Figure – Eye

Impossible 19 May 2014 0 Comments

Impossible Figure - Eye

It has been a while since we featured one of Andreas Aronsson’s impossible figures.  Depending on how you look at this figure, the small (blue) square is either on top of or below the larger (red) square.This figure was made during a particularly hectic time in Andreas Aronsson’s life as he was living out of […]

Honda CR-V Optical Illusion Commercial

Anamorphosis,Forced Perspective,Impossible,Video 21 November 2013 0 Comments

Honda CRV Optical Illusion Commercial

This one minute commercial for the Honda CR-V features a number of different optical illusions. The tag line for the commercial is “An Impossible Made Possible”, and the result is a mind-bending and pretty entertaining advertisement. I typically do not like many commercials, but I must admit that this one was well done. Do you […]

Paradoxical Trumpet

Impossible 11 November 2013 0 Comments

Paradoxical Trumpet

This musician seems to be really struggling trying to make his trumpet work.  His cheeks are bright red and he is probably getting a little light-headed from trying so hard.  Take a closer look at the instrument and see if you can figure out what is wrong with it.