Rotating Faces / Vases Optical Illusion

Ambiguous,Video 10 April 2014 0 Comments

Rotating Faces / Vases Optical Illusion

We featured a post last year about ambiguous metal sculptures that can be created using photographs of your own face.  The sculptures can either look like two faces looking at each other, or a vase (or candlestick if you have a look at the post referenced above).  The design is based on psychologist Edgar Rubin’s […]

Cool Rolling Toy from Brusspup

Video 27 March 2014 0 Comments

Cool Rolling Toy from Brusspup

In another interesting video from Brusspup, he shows us how to create a cool rolling toy using foam rings, a glue gun, and sandpaper.  The toy is based off of a wooden toy originally designed by Peer Clahsen called Sin.  As you can see in the video below, this toy is not difficult to make […]

Brusspup’s T-Rex Optical Illusion

Video 17 February 2014 0 Comments

Brusspup's T-Rex Optical Illusion

This video version of the famous dragon illusion from Brusspup is based on an original idea by the late magician Jerry Andrus.  Brusspup’s original idea was to test out the illusion with many dragons all at once.  While he hoped to use 20 to 30 simultaneously, he ultimately settled on using just 8.  Watching multiple […]

Corner Stores by Patrick Hughes

Forced Perspective,Video 19 December 2013 0 Comments

Corner Stores by Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes creating paintings using a reverse perspective technique that he calls “reverspectives”.  Looking at one of these paintings from the front (see image below) make it difficult to figure out exactly what makes them so unique.  This painting shows a series of shops in perspective view giving the painting a sense of depth. The […]

Anamorphic Portrait from Bernard Pras

Anamorphosis,Composite,Video 11 December 2013 0 Comments

Bernard Pras - Image #1

French artist Bernard Pras created this anamorphic portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyaté using items found around the installation site.  Pras arranged items such as wood, articles of clothing, and more across the floor and a wall of a single room.  When viewed from the precise angle where the camera is setup, the full portrait […]

Honda CR-V Optical Illusion Commercial

Anamorphosis,Forced Perspective,Impossible,Video 21 November 2013 0 Comments

Honda CRV Optical Illusion Commercial

This one minute commercial for the Honda CR-V features a number of different optical illusions. The tag line for the commercial is “An Impossible Made Possible”, and the result is a mind-bending and pretty entertaining advertisement. I typically do not like many commercials, but I must admit that this one was well done. Do you […]

The Moon Illusion

Estimation,Video 14 October 2013 0 Comments

The Moon Illusion

Have you ever looked up at the moon in the night sky only to think that it is bigger than normal?  Is it possible that the moon is actually closer to the Earth on these nights?  If you measure the size of the moon on any given night, it is always the same size.  Our […]