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By on July 15, 2010, with 42 Comments

Pat Toner found this interesting outdoor execution, and thought it would be a great addition to our billboards section! Look at the first photo below. At first everything appears normal, but if you scroll down and see the rest of the gallery, you’ll quickly realize how smart their idea really was! The company behind this produces some hair colorants, and I couldn’t think of a better way to identify natural colors, than with the nature itself! I’m always supporter of great ideas, specially those involving optical illusions! Sadly, I’m never compensated for mentioning these kind of ads, even though many of you brought this up in the comments section. Btw, other were also interested how to submit illusions – I thought the Contact link in the footer was visible enough, but you are always welcome to use our Facebook group if it feels easier…




  • colin

    that is awesome
    nice job

  • iIlusionist

    nice one!

  • Luver.of.Pie

    Wow. Very imaginative. I would love to meet the person who designed that billboard!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Jones/783998851 Jessica Jones

    I had to look at this post today because I thought that maybe it would be an advertisement from a product line my company uses, and sure enough it is! I wonder where this billboard was…

    • Whydoyouwanttoknowmyname

      You work here? Awesome!

  • tinkerer

    wow thats a really neat idea!

  • Awesome Anonymous

    You Mean, If i use their hair colourant, I will Have The SUN in My hair. NICE =)

    • Lydia

      Hahahahaha (:

  • SDER

    Very nice, it’s a great concept!

  • galloots

    now thats smart

    • Andrew

      truely it is

  • sal5000

    i see that i’m not the only one who visits failblog and moillusions everyday. this was up last week on failblog for a WIN of course.

  • Brian

    I must say I never did see a “contact link” at the bottom of any footer. I have seen the “speak your mind” link, but one has to go into the posting proper, rather than on the page with the ‘short’ version…. Admittedly, I am relatively new to the site, but making available to everyone (even sorry folk like me) will get you many more comments. Just like recycling, it has to be easy (and even then, not everyone will participate)….

  • Jacob

    Sick. Period.

  • Davor

    I was wundering what the illusion was, so I clicked on it, and I like it. Thanks for posting, well done.

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

    Great idea. Another great illusion put to commercial use. Keep it coming!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Jenkins/541499378 Danny Jenkins

    Wow! This is one great creative billboard! Greeat Job guys!

  • qwertyuiop

    thats so cool!

  • Ian MacDonald

    It gives the illusion that a gust of wind would snap that forehead piece off. Must be reinforced.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anadi-Kulkarni/642890304 Anadi Kulkarni

    @Ian

    its not a cutout, but a transparent material for the hair. So it will be as sturdy as any other billboard.

  • John Citizen

    koolz

  • Digit

    what a breath of fresh air this ad is …..

  • Emma

    Wonderful concept!

  • Latisha

    the most perfect ilusion I’ve evr seen ;D

  • Chloe

    Wow. At first, I couldn’t figure out what was different with the picture even after scrolling down to see the other pictures.

    Anyway, this illusion is pretty neat when you figure out when the creators have done.

  • peraltr

    the coolest thing is that it also tints your eyes, nostrils and mouth!!! whoaaaa!

  • M

    The same hair stuff is also used for mouth, eyes, nose…

    :P

  • Marcus

    @Ian,
    It does not have to be some kind of paper. Could be solid steel or anything like that too.
    Or just cut-out paper between two plexiglass pieces…

  • kidsrock12347

    it looks so amazing!! it also really wants you to look at the ad!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

  • T.Moon

    Cool billboard… now I can say may hair is storm-cloud gray and be able to back it up! NICE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Ann-Ingram/1167061384 Patricia Ann Ingram

    Beautiful! I’m totally impressed! What can I say, you have done it again!! Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Skinner/740772508 Jonathan Skinner

    Me likey…

  • Care Bear

    Reminds me of the fancey ways you can carve a pumpkin.

  • Bowser

    transparent much?

  • anon.

    i love them

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Samantha-Morales/100000534832841 Samantha Morales

    love it

  • vinoban

    good and imginative work-
    keep

  • Kyle Victor Jose

    Wonderful! Nature not only colored the hair, but also the eyes, the mouth, the nose and the chin. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kayla-Marshall/100001173732338 Kayla Marshall

    that is sooo cool! :)

  • ME

    I see a rabbit…

  • Like a Sir

    I see what you did there.

  • Anonymous Girl

    This is a brilliant ad for hair dye; good work to whoever snapped this pic.

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