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 […]

True/False Ambigram by John Langdon

Ambigrams 19 December 2012 2 Comments

True/False by John Langdon

This ambigram, created by John Langdon, features two words with opposite meanings that can be seen individually by rotating the image 180 degrees.  Shown at this angle, the word TRUE can be seen and a very fancy font.

The Mysterious Island

Upside Down 14 November 2012 2 Comments

The Mysterious Island

A portrait of author Jules Verne can be seen below.  Turning the picture upside down reveals a small ship can be sailing past an opening in the rocks. This topsy-turvy image was created in 1979 by Hungarian artist Istvan Orosz.  Continue reading this post to view an inverted version of this image.

Reversible Face

Upside Down 27 September 2012 2 Comments

Reversible Face

The bearded man wearing the hat below seems to be in a good mood.  If he stands on his head, however, the rumor is that his mood changes very quickly. Continue reading the post to view an inverted version of this picture.

A Bearded Man and His Dog

Upside Down 24 August 2012 0 Comments

Bearded Man and His Dog

A bearded man wearing a beret squints as he looks off into the distance.  He cannot seem to find his dog.  Can you help him find his pet? By rotating the image 180 degrees and viewing it upside down, the man’s dog (nibbling on a bone) is located. This topsy-turvy figure was drawn by Russian […]

The Upside Downs of Gustave Verbeek

Upside Down 26 June 2012 0 Comments

Fish Story by Gustave Verbeek

From 1903 to 1905, the New York Herald ran a series of original comic strips called The Upside Downs of Little Lady Lovekins and Old Man Muffaroo.  This comic strip, created by cartoonist and illustrator Gustave Verbeek, consisted of a total of 6 drawn panels.  After reading the 6 panels right-side-up, the entire comic could […]

The Topsys & Turvys of Peter Newell

Upside Down 7 June 2012 0 Comments

Horseman by Peter Newell

In 1893, American illustrator Peter Newell released a novelty children’s book titled Topsys and Turvys.  This book, and the follow-up volume Topsys and Turvys – Number 2 released in 1894, featured pictures and rhymes that could be viewed and read both right side up and upside down.   An enchanting transformation occurs when any page of […]