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Journey To a World of Illusion Video ClipDid 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.


122 Responses
  1. Chiz says:

    This is kinda odd. How did he make it?

  2. Anonymous says:

    good but to sshort (yay! first)

  3. Bret says:

    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.

  4. Muscle Rider says:

    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.

  5. Ribbed says:

    That was excellent!

  6. Diego says:

    cool, a clip!

  7. Anonymous says:

    this was sad yet cool. First

  8. Anonymous says:

    that was cool yet sad at th same time.

  9. Stephen says:

    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…

  10. hiddenfaceinthecrowd says:

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

  11. Anonymous says:


  12. Anonymous says:

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

  13. Anonymous says:

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

  14. s.hinge says:


  15. Anonymous says:

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

  16. ...dana! says:

    Wow.. this was very creative.

    I love how the artist put meaning behind the illusions.

    Good graphics too.

    Keep up the good work!

  17. Erika says:

    Freakin Sweeeeeeeeeet

  18. Me says:

    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.

  19. Anonymous says:

    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.

  20. Lost says:

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

  21. Anonymous says:

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

  22. Anonymous says:

    nevermind, i got to the illusion

  23. Anonymous says:

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

  24. Anonymous says:

    beautifully done

  25. Humberto says:

    beautiful :)

  26. Charleen says:

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

  27. Anonymous says:

    that’s awsome, i like it a lot

  28. Anonymous says:

    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.

  29. Anonymous says:

    That was neat

  30. Anonymous says:

    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

  31. Anonymous says:

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

  32. FusionDragon13 says:

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

  33. Anonymous says:

    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 !!

  34. Iggins!!! says:

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

    oh. first.

  35. Narro87 says:

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

  36. fallapaloop says:

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

  37. lovebug says:

    thats kind of sad

  38. fanuar says:

    Awesome video illustion.
    Simply great.

  39. Røb says:

    yay boobies

  40. Ondrej S says:

    One word: Cool.

  41. Anonymous says:


  42. Anonymous says:

    Very Nice. Great Music. Very well done.

  43. Anonymous says:

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

  44. Anonymous says:

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

  45. Anonymous says:

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

  46. Anonymous says:

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

  47. Bart says:

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

  48. Fred says:

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

  49. Anonymous says:

    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.

  50. TimTamTom says:

    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…

  51. Damjan says:

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

  52. Anonymous says:

    I actually feel really sorry for that guy now.

  53. Anonymous says:

    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.

  54. Anonymous says:

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

  55. Anonymous says:

    That was VERY Cool!!!

  56. Anonymous says:

    man……….thats cool nut depressing

  57. Diana GP says:

    I love it. Definitely one of my favourites

  58. Anonymous says:

    Wow , very cool

  59. Anonymous says:

    WOW! I really liked that. very cool video.

  60. Filipe says:

    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!!!!

  61. Anonymous says:

    this isn’t make any sense.

  62. Anonymous says:

    Very Cool!

  63. Jan says:

    excellent video!! great ending…

  64. Haha951 says:

    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.

  65. Anonymous says:

    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.

  66. Paty says:

    That is sooo cool!

  67. Anonymous says:

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

  68. Ogeon says:

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

  69. Anonymous says:

    Nice. Thanks for bringing this guy to our attention.

  70. Yinyi says:

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

  71. Anonymous says:

    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!

  72. Anonymous says:

    very very good illusions in this video

  73. Vic says:

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

  74. liveHRA says:


  75. Shauzia says:

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

  76. Anonymous says:

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

  77. Anonymous says:


  78. Anonymous says:

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

  79. Kevin says:

    Thats awesome!!

    my favorite part was definetly the winding staircase.

    sooo cool.

  80. Anonymous says:

    A very cool video, but no happy ending :(

  81. Anonymous says:

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

  82. T says:

    great animation

  83. yohowo says:

    really like this!!!

  84. Anonymous says:

    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

  85. KeighleyWeb says:


  86. Simon says:

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

  87. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful animation

  88. greg says:


  89. Anonymous says:

    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.

  90. Anonymous says:

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

    is just my computer???

  91. At School says:

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

  92. Anonymous says:

    imagine how much time and effort went into making that too

  93. Anonymous says:


  94. Anonymous says:

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

  95. Anonymous says:

    it was different but cool and great animation

  96. Anonymous says:

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

  97. Anonymous says:

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

  98. Anonymous says:

    ^^ Hehe. That’s adorable.

  99. Anonymous says:

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

  100. Elliexx ANIMALS ROCK!! Abi xx's friend! says:


  101. sean the legend says:

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

  102. Anonymous says:

    I’m hot

  103. Maciek says:

    oO look at the number of comments !

  104. Anonymous says:

    that was awesome!

  105. Elliexx ANIMALS ROCK!! Abi xx's friend! says:

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

  106. Anonymous says:

    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

  107. Me (Again) says:

    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!

  108. Anonymous says:

    wow! thats so cool!!

  109. Eugen Erhan says:

    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”

  110. Anonymous says:

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

  111. that random person over there says:

    AAAHHH, now i’m bummed :(

  112. I've always liked paradoxes says:

    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)

  113. Lejla says:

    random vid…

  114. Chris says:

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

  115. coolez says:

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

  116. says 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!

  117. fossda says:

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

  118. vik says:

    i think it was cheap

  119. VL Prasad says:

    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

  120. Charlotte Gatto says:

    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.

  121. Smart mama says:

    No video attached was looking forward to watching it??

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