(Not So) Parallel Bars

Impossible 10 September 2012 0 Comments

Parallel Bars

The strange green creature below is showing off his gymnastic skills on the parallel bars.  But are these bars really parallel?  Does he get a higher score for the extra degree of difficulty? Spanish professor Vicente Meavilla created this composition.  Meavilla uses felt-tip pens to color many of his drawings.

Skating Over by Flying Mouse

Ambiguous 19 July 2012 0 Comments

Skating Over by Flying Mouse

Skaters appear to come out of the clouds and onto the ice in this surreal landscape from Chow Hon Lam (Flying Mouse). To see more illustrations from Chow Hon Lam, have a look at Light Robber (one of my favorites) and Ladder Maker.

Impossible (and Crazy) Tennis

Impossible 18 July 2012 0 Comments

This Side Up Tennis by Michael Kai

Take a quick look at the scene below.  Does something seem strange or awkward about it?  The tennis players are normal (i.e., right-side-up), but the rest of the scene has somehow been inverted.  The court and people on the perimeter of the image are upside-down.  This image can be hard to look at as your […]