Chain by Andreas Aronsson

Impossible 6 July 2015 0 Comments

Chain by Andreas Aronsson

If you take a look at this design from Andreas Aronsson, you will see that each link of the chain is connected in a perpendicular manner in a way that could not physically be possible.  According to Andreas: I had this one sit in my notebook for, I think, more than six months. It took […]

Impossible Stairway by Nagai Hideyuki

Impossible,Video 25 June 2015 0 Comments

Impossible Stairway by Nagai Hideyuki

Twenty-four year old Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki creates deceptive pencil drawings on paper.  The example below is a sketch he did that features an impossible stairway that he calls ‘Strange Positional Relationship’.  It would appear that if either of these blob-looking creatures were to head up or down the stairs, they would end up on […]

Impossible Squares

Animation,Impossible 15 June 2015 0 Comments

Impossible Squares

In this animation, a person passes a straight rod through two squares in what appears to be an impossible manner.  At the end of the animation, the squares are turned slightly to reveal how the trick was pulled off.

The Architect by Erik Johansson

Impossible 28 May 2015 0 Comments

The Architect by Erik Johansson

Here is one of the latest captured ideas from photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson.  The paradoxal geometry of the house leads to quite a bit of confusion as you admire it.  Is the man sitting at the table inside his home or outside? To see another interesting house that uses a similar technique, be sure […]

Oscar Reutersvärd Postage Stamps

Impossible 13 April 2015 0 Comments

Oscar Reutersvärd Postage Stamps

In the 1980’s, Oscar Reutersvärd (the father of the impossible figure) was honored in Sweden with the release of three postage stamps featuring his impossible art.  These items were not in circulation for very long and have since become sought after collectibles.  Below is one of the stamps that features a twisted figure that bends in […]

Impossible Tower by István Orosz

Impossible 9 February 2015 0 Comments

Impossible Tower by István Orosz

The seven people sitting on the ledges of this building seem to be very confused.  Are they looking out of the windows or into the center of the building?  It looks like a tower or a cylinder, but if you investigate the construction you will find that it is anything but. (via István Orosz)

A Band on Sanity

Ambiguous,Animation 26 January 2015 0 Comments

A Band on Sanity

This animation of an impossible ribbon was created by Erwin Bonsma.  Depending on how you look at it, this ribbon can be perceived as rotating in two different ways.  He credits the original idea to M.C. Escher’s print titled “Cube with Magic Ribbons” which happens to be the first drawing by Escher to feature a […]