Sorceror / Bad Witch by Laurent Blachier

Animation,Upside Down 23 April 2015 0 Comments

Sorceror / Bad Witch by Laurent Blachier

I always love getting submissions directly from artists that I am not familiar with.  I was fortunate enough to receive an email from Laurent Blachier a few days ago pointing me to some of his topsy-turvy animated gifs.  Laurent is an illustrator, digital collage artist, and caricaturist, among other things.  Below is an animated gif […]

Looking Through Time by Robert Fathauer

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Looking Through Time by Robert Fathauer

Robert Fathauer created this limited edition digital print titled “Looking Through Time” in 2005.  It features a reversible portrait of a man that can be seen as two different faces when viewed normally and in the mirror.  Fathauer found inspiration for this design in the work of Rex Whistler who created a series of very […]

Turning Head by Thomas Woodruff

Upside Down 5 January 2015 0 Comments

Turning Head by Thomas Woodruff

Today’s topsy-turvy optical illusion is from a series by Thomas Woodruff called ‘The Court’.  On the artist’s website, the following is noted about this series of works: This project started with a simple idea: to see if the traditional visual parlor trick of the “upside-down head” could be taken to new pictorial heights while conveying […]

Jeep’s Animal Optical Illusions

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Jeep's Animal Optical Illusions

International advertising agency Leo Burnett created a series of three topsy-turvy optical illusion images for an ad campaign for Jeep.  Each of the designs features an image of an animal with the tag line “See whatever you want to see.” printed beneath the Jeep logo. When the designs are turned upside down, the animal transforms […]

Upside-Down Self Portrait

Upside Down 7 April 2014 0 Comments

Upside-Down Self Portrait

I came across this portrait in a section of Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s website where he posts optical illusions submitted by friends and other people inspired by his work.  This particular portrait was created by painter Fumito ITO and depicts a man with glasses, black hair, mustache, and a goatee.  Can you spot what is so remarkable […]

The Maine Lottery Topsy-Turvy Illusion

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Maine Lottery Optical Illusion

Maine recently announced that they were going to start selling instant scratch-off lottery tickets called “Kwikies”.  After sending a note to 1,300 retailers announcing this, complaints started flooding in about the name being inappropriate.  It now seems that the tickets will be called something else.  Interestingly enough, Maine used a topsy-turvy optical illusion to help […]

Hidden Face Optical Illusion

Hidden Objects,Upside Down 16 January 2013 1 Comment

Hidden Face Optical Illusion

The painting below, by Russian artist Igor Lysenko, depicts a woman in a yellow dress and hat standing outside next to a bush.  Hidden somewhere in the painting is the face of a man.  Can you find him? The hidden face can be found by rotating the image 180 degrees.  When inverted, the landscape and […]