Young Lady / Lion by Arvind Narale

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Young Lady / Lion by Arvind Narale

Born and trained in India, Arvind Narale is an architect by profession who currently lives in Canada.  He attended Banff School of Fine Arts in Alberta where he studied watercolor and oil painting.  Among his many talents is the ability to create drawings that have multiple meanings when viewed from different directions.  Below is an […]

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 […]

Presidents’ Day Optical Illusion

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Presidents' Day Optical Illusion

In honor of Presidents’ Day here in the United States, today’s illusion features Barack Obama, the 44th U.S. President.  Both photographs of Obama look fairly normal when viewed upside down.  When the images are inverted, however, it is obvious that his eyes and mouth are upside down on one of photographs and normal on the […]

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

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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 […]

Art Ambigram by Scott Kim

Ambigrams 18 December 2014 0 Comments

Art Ambigram by Scott Kim

Scott Kim created this ambigram specifically for the epilogue that he contributed to the book The Art of Deception:  Illusions to Challenge the Eye and the Mind.  When viewed this way, the word ‘art’ can be seen in middle of the image in all lower case letters but the rest of the words are upside […]

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 […]