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 […]

Del-Prete’s Garden Fence

Impossible 20 November 2014 0 Comments

Del-Prete's Garden Fence

This digital recreation of a portion of Sandro Del-Prete’s The Garden Fence (originally painted in 1969) was created by Josh Sommers.  You can find the original version of The Garden Fence, along with several other works from Del-Prete, in our previous post that featured a collection of his impossible paintings.  This particular homage features a […]

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 […]