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By on April 19, 2007, with 122 Comments

Did some research and found this magnificent video illusion created by graphic artist Eugen Erhan. This video clip below is originally named “A journey in a world of paradox and illusion”, and shows you a story of a little paper-boy and his trip to optical illusion book. I liked it a lot, and am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did. It’s somehow sad – shows you, that you cannot always get what you want, and there is something that is always holding you back, which makes you go back to start… Makes you take a look at life more, doesn’t it? I feel sad for the little guy, probably even more affected by the background music (Tiamat – “Do You Dream of Me”). If you like this, feel free to link back, or embed it on your site, just don’t forget to mention Eugen and give him credit he deserves. More optical illusion videos can be found inside our videos category.

  • Chiz

    This is kinda odd. How did he make it?

  • Anonymous

    good but to sshort (yay! first)

  • Bret

    that was kinda just an animated little video with a lot of illusions that we’ve all already seen before but i guess it was ok.

  • Muscle Rider

    For a second there, I thought it was going to be some artsy crap and wondered why it was even on this sight, but as it progressed it turned out really good.

    I especially like how it showed to make an impossible triangle.

  • Ribbed

    That was excellent!

  • Diego

    cool, a clip!

  • Anonymous

    this was sad yet cool. First

  • Anonymous

    that was cool yet sad at th same time.

  • Stephen

    Wow, that was insanly cool, my favorite part is when he is on the stairs and the bal bounces next to him but is falling in a different direction. It made me realize that optical illusions are all about perspective…

  • hiddenfaceinthecrowd

    That is so sad. Poor little paper person. :`(

  • Anonymous

    Excellent!!

  • Anonymous

    That’s really cool! What did they use t make this? & first.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, it’s funny :) I like this music :}

  • s.hinge

    cool

  • Anonymous

    really sweet, i feel like escher’s never ending staircase would have worked in there too

  • …dana!

    Wow.. this was very creative.

    I love how the artist put meaning behind the illusions.

    Good graphics too.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Erika

    Freakin Sweeeeeeeeeet

  • Me

    Hmm… interresting… I’m realy sure what I think of it. The animation and music are realy nice. I sort of get the story, but I’m not sure.

  • Anonymous

    The song fit the animation perfectly. I was also saddened by the little paper guy. Overall, I liked the illusion, and it felt like seeing some common optical illusions in “real” world settings.

  • Lost

    Great video Vurdlak, this site is the best on illusions.

  • Anonymous

    that was interesting… I dont see the optical illusion though. :(

  • Anonymous

    nevermind, i got to the illusion

  • Anonymous

    it was cool but all of them were illusions weve seen before. but complements to the creator of this!very good animation!

  • Anonymous

    beautifully done

  • Humberto

    beautiful :)

  • Charleen

    This is soooo cool! One of the best posts I’ve seen on this site! Awesome!

  • Anonymous

    that’s awsome, i like it a lot

  • Anonymous

    That’s awesome. At first I didn’t understand what it had to do with optical illusions, but I get it now. I can’t even imagine how someone created that video. Brilliant.

  • Anonymous

    That was neat

  • Anonymous

    omg!! i really liked that. i can appreciate the animation, and i liked the music a lot. plus it shows a bunch of great illusions

  • Anonymous

    I like it. I felt sorry for the poor guy, but it was cute. The illusions were tight too.

  • FusionDragon13

    that’s really, really , REALLLY awesome.and yeah, it is kind of sad.

  • Anonymous

    looks like the video is real long and good, tough to create, definitely appreciate it, but the music isn’t that good and its kinda boring to watch, i mean it is good but ………its just my personal opinion, i liked it for some things and for some i found it boring, but definitely a different and unique post, good job !!

  • Iggins!!!

    why arent the videos videos? the hendrix, this, they’re just images!

    oh. first.

  • Narro87

    This is absolutely AMAZING! Eugen Erhan certainly knows what he’s doing!

  • fallapaloop

    I LOVE THAT VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im watching it again….. I FEEL BAD FOR THE LITTLE PAPER GUY

  • lovebug

    thats kind of sad

  • fanuar

    Awesome video illustion.
    Simply great.

  • Røb

    yay boobies

  • Ondrej S

    One word: Cool.

  • Anonymous

    whoa

  • Anonymous

    Very Nice. Great Music. Very well done.

  • Anonymous

    cool. nice music in the background
    Yay! 1st post

  • Anonymous

    How terribly sad but amazing at the same time. This could be a new favourite. Ta.

  • Anonymous

    Great little clip. Nice to see the familiar and famous illusions make an appearance.

  • Anonymous

    Thumbs up to Eugen!!!
    Amazing video – fantastic!

  • Bart

    Just in one word: awesome. Respect to this designers man! Nice music…

  • Fred

    All the classic illusions in a brilliantly made movie… Delectable…

  • Anonymous

    poor little guy :(

    The graphics were actually pretty cool!
    …and the way that the illusions were integrated into the storyline was cool too, but i thought there would be more of them…

    great website by the way! keep up the good work.

  • TimTamTom

    Where are all the comments?
    Why is no one yelling “FIRST POST!”
    It’s too quiet here…
    Oh, and I very much like the video…
    Clever demonstrations of these illusions…
    And a very good piece of animation work too…

  • Damjan

    This is wonderful, its really a dream… Tiamat music is fantastic and the hole idea too…

  • Anonymous

    I actually feel really sorry for that guy now.

  • Anonymous

    musta taken ages to do. i like how it covers quite a lot of impossible objects in a short period of time. Fitting music too.

  • Anonymous

    Great piece of animation, love the music , love the illusions and love the graphics. keep it up Eugen.

  • Anonymous

    That was VERY Cool!!!

  • Anonymous

    man……….thats cool nut depressing

  • Diana GP

    I love it. Definitely one of my favourites

  • Anonymous

    Wow , very cool
    Darin

  • Anonymous

    WOW! I really liked that. very cool video.

  • Filipe

    Nice Video. It’s is kindof sad yeah. But very nice. Good Music too.
    I really like this site, there’s allwyas something very cool.

    First comment!!!!

  • Anonymous

    this isn’t make any sense.

  • Anonymous

    Very Cool!

  • Jan

    excellent video!! great ending…

  • Haha951

    Wow. I think in the end the guy should’ve found a way to make it a possible optical illusion. like making a mobius strip. Oh well. AMAZING VID. I’d like to see more by this graphic artist.

  • Anonymous

    I was wondering at first “Where’s the optical illusion? It just looks like computer animation to me.” Then it comes toward the middle of the video. Very cool. Obviously, this graphic artist is a fan of M.C. Escher.

  • Paty

    That is sooo cool!

  • Anonymous

    Crazy Cool!
    I think I have felt like that poor little guy before :>(

  • Ogeon

    Sad story… but good animation and good idea. I like it.

  • Anonymous

    Nice. Thanks for bringing this guy to our attention.

  • Yinyi

    That is such a sad video! Why can’t the little paper guy reach his friend?

  • Anonymous

    This is an awesome video! I could not see here so I you tubed the title and found it. I love how when the paper boy closes his eyes a new illusion pops up. Really great!

  • Anonymous

    very very good illusions in this video

  • Vic

    That was to cool!! I just love this site.

  • liveHRA

    wonderfullll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shauzia

    How did they manage to do this?? Its reallly cool! You can turn this into a kid’s movie or something! I love it!

  • Anonymous

    Wow- I really liked this video- it made you look at life in a different way.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome!

  • Anonymous

    This movie was very cool.. really gives you a perspective on some illusions. I would have hated to be the little paper guy!

  • Kevin

    Thats awesome!!

    my favorite part was definetly the winding staircase.

    sooo cool.

  • Anonymous

    A very cool video, but no happy ending :(

  • Anonymous

    It’s kinda sad, but sweet as well. It can reflect life but to say it does would be too pesimistic for me!

  • T

    great animation

  • yohowo

    really like this!!!

  • Anonymous

    Aww Poor Little Thing :( But when he first saw her he looked like he was gunna do you know what to a piece of paper o.O
    Hannah xXx

  • KeighleyWeb

    Cool

  • Simon

    I like it…
    it has all those famous illusion, being explored by some paper dude :S

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful animation

  • greg

    awesome!!

  • Anonymous

    I like the last one that looks like triangle illusion come out to be a 3d object and its looks like do able. Just need some connections between boxes to make it stand up like that. Curious if any one has done it.

  • Anonymous

    i just cant see the whole video i realy want but i cant.

    is just my computer???

  • At School

    I just watched it again and i still think it is funny Poor Guy.

  • Anonymous

    nice!
    imagine how much time and effort went into making that too

  • Anonymous

    kewl

  • Anonymous

    That’s awesome, especially the stairs. The execution of the illusions in 3D space is great.

  • Anonymous

    it was different but cool and great animation

  • Anonymous

    I love this….
    it’s a reflection of my life

  • Anonymous

    A bit creepy, but an interesting video. Is there a sequel?

  • Anonymous

    ^^ Hehe. That’s adorable.

  • Anonymous

    kinda creapy, but an interesting video. is the a sequel? i felt bad for the little dude, being the victem of all the illusions.

  • Elliexx ANIMALS ROCK!! Abi xx’s friend!

    A-MA-ZING!

  • sean the legend

    ok it was ok and also first comment in fact the movie was actually guite good in fact it was great

  • Anonymous

    I’m hot

  • Maciek

    oO look at the number of comments !

  • Anonymous

    that was awesome!

  • Elliexx ANIMALS ROCK!! Abi xx’s friend!

    really kl!
    how amazing!
    it must hav taken ages to do!

  • Anonymous

    First of all, i thank you for creating this site cause i go on it evryday. About the video, i first thought it was going to be like that art thing but it was really good! i liked it! keep up the good work

  • Me (Again)

    To see the whole video, you have to go to the website it says at the end of the video.

    Also, now that I have seen the whole thing, I realize how good it is. This is a true piece of art. Good Job!

    PS: Keep up the good work Vurdlak!

  • Anonymous

    wow! thats so cool!!

  • Eugen Erhan

    Thanks guys, I really appreciate your comments.

    I made this film in 2003, as my graduation project. Glad to see it still turns heads :)

    Cheers to all of you!

    Eugen Erhan,
    author of “Iluzii Optice”

  • Anonymous

    very cool. I love this video (woot 112th comment

  • that random person over there

    AAAHHH, now i’m bummed :(

  • I’ve always liked paradoxes

    its actually not a sad ending, if you think about it. they’re finally in the same dimension after the impossible triangle breaks, all the girl has to do now is jump (and I don’t think paper figures can break bones)

  • Lejla

    random vid…

  • Chris

    beautiful en a good job,this is art.keep on going

  • http://www.moillusions.com coolez

    luv it the vid is full of illusions !!! cool :) :) LUV IT!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Krishna-Tamang/100000901825003 Krishna Tamang

    it was awesome

  • says says says says

    that is mad. The music suits it. It makes it all mysterious. GO EUGEN ARHAN.

    Oh. I mean GO EUGEN ERHAN!

  • fossda

    this took 3 years to make, cost$100 million to make, and 1,000 people made it!!!!

  • vik

    i think it was cheap

  • VL Prasad

    I give a standing ovation for Eugen Erhan, its marvelous one. How nicely put the thoughts in to these illusions… its mapping the brain. I enjoyed & love it

  • Charlotte Gatto

    Oh… that’s so sad!

    Although I like the comment made by I’ve Always Liked Paradoxes; they are at last in the same dimension and if she jumps down to him, they will be together.

    Still, it’s kind of spooky.

  • Smart mama

    No video attached was looking forward to watching it??

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