Presidents’ Day Optical Illusion

Animation,Upside Down 16 February 2015 0 Comments

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

Upside Down 2 February 2015 0 Comments

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 […]

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

Upside Down 11 September 2014 0 Comments

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 […]

Joy to the World by Scott Kim

Ambigrams,Animation 24 October 2013 0 Comments

Joy to the World by Scott Kim

Scott Kim created the original ambigram (he also calls them inversions) that is featured in this animation for a family holiday card in 1985.  To create the angular letters, he cut the letter shapes out of construction paper and then traced them into his computer.  The text reads the same whether it is viewed normally […]