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By on January 24, 2010, with 18 Comments

In the beginning we had rollers and snakes, optical illusions born accidentally, probably as a by-product to some sort of color experiments. Most of them were invented by a Japanese professor, Akiyoshi Kitaoka. Since then, optical illusion societies have grown. Just look at our website, for example. Many enthusiasts began experimenting with existing material. While during the process, some of them developed their own style, adding great value to this particular topic.

Observe the patterns below, and you may find them somehow relaxing. Even though posing as static images, they manage to give you that motion feeling, making our head hurt and eyes spin. Which one was your favorite? I like the one including Volkswagen Beetles, but I believe we had that one already.

Moving Pattern - Akiyoshi Kitaoka - optical illusion 2

Moving Pattern - Akiyoshi Kitaoka - optical illusion 1

Moving Pattern - Akiyoshi Kitaoka - optical illusion 4

Moving Pattern - Akiyoshi Kitaoka - optical illusion 3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Barrett/100000548389444 Patrick Barrett

    first comment, two times in a row! there ok but i only see i vslight motion in each of the pictures.

  • maximiwax

    they don’t work as well as the “normal” ones

  • Janice

    Wow, these are really… deceiving. The second is my favourite, it looks like it is sucking me in.

  • egdirbr

    Those are WILD! Great to look at.

  • anonymous

    i dont think these were as good as the ones from before

  • Johnny Jack Pompolla

    BEETLES??? o yea, crazy

  • feather

    urgh! sends shivers down my spine when I look at moving picture things – but still quite cool! I like the last one best because it’s the only one that isn’t scary (to me) apart from the first one but I can’t see the first one moving.

  • NeeL

    I like the VW Beetles as well, because it doesn’t matter which way you roll your eyes, the walls will always move inwards!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Haviland/100000657164709 Richard Haviland

    I like them all, butmy favorate is the third one.The “fish” like things coming out of a tunnel have a 3D efffect.If I look long enough there is a lot of movement from the entire picture.


    the second one would definitely have to be my favorite. it kinda reminds me of back to the future

  • http://jingpi.net/ 精辟句子

    cool .I like them all

  • Detective Kitty

    I like the last one, in my opinion it was the best one because it was the only one that worked well with me. The others didn’t move too much although the one with the cars was interesting and different…

  • Andy Kool

    oh my eyes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Infodance-Ro/100000845899636 Infodance Ro


  • Confuse 11

    I can’t get it work. How can I work these images? What I have to do feel the illusion?

  • Becky

    Have you ever had a optical illusion make you sick and almost throw up ? this one did…so weird.

  • Becky

    What is it about some of these that make you sick and get headaches?