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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]