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By on August 2, 2010, with 11 Comments  

As we reported back in Feb, scientists have been baffled by the appearance of a mysterious cave at West India Quay, London. Now the same phenomena has been spotted in Geldren, Germany. Moving away from fiction, stepping back to reality, what you see below is 3d chalk drawing created by Edgar Mueller for the International Street Painting Competition in Geldern 2009. This one is the second of his Cave Project Paintings. If you like what Edgar does, I recommend following #Edgar Mueller tag.

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By on August 1, 2010, with 44 Comments  

As we already once said, Donald “Rusty” Rust is an artist with a repertoire as extensive as his talent. Most of you will know him for his magnificent Hidden Tiger Illusion from our archives. This time Rusty painted another optical illusion, and once again your assignment is to try and spot the hidden tiger. Don’t be fooled by all those scattered pieces, rather concentrate on the big picture instead. If you’re still having trouble, use the widget or simply step few feet away from your monitor.

Scattered Puzzle Optical Illusion

By on July 30, 2010, with 42 Comments  

Wouldn’t bet my life on it, but comparing the styles used in both Invisible Neptune and today’s illusion – I think it’s safe to conclude that the author behind this one is great Sandro Del Prete again. Ne1 dares to disagree? Looking at the landscape, you’ll see some deer, few stumps and whole lot of everything, but how many of you have actually noticed the lil’-o-hidden lady? If you have problems seeing it, try looking at this through our very own optical illusion widget, and remember what we said about negative spaces…

Neptunes Sister Optical Illusion

By on July 29, 2010, with 55 Comments  

If you thought 3D chalk drawings were dead, then think again! They’re back baby, and they’re here to stay! It has passed so much time since we last talked about them, the irony is we probably need to re-introduce Julian Beever, a pioneer artist when it comes to anamorphic pavement art. Which of these few drawings you find the most realistic? Could any of them fool you if you encountered them in real life? Which one did you find the most interesting? Tell me, tell me…

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By on July 28, 2010, with 13 Comments  

You’ve probably seen this one already, specially if you’re following what’s hot around the net. Product designers Hyoungmin Park and Jeongmin Lee have created a tape roll with realistic looking hinges on it. Called X-Tape, this optical illusion hinge tape gives creativity the fun-edge that it requires. I’m not positive if this is just an art exhibit, or whether this can be bought as a product. Anyone has more details?

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By on July 27, 2010, with 59 Comments  

Father and Son Optical IllusionWhen I stumbled upon this optical illusion, only then I realized how sexist society we really live in… Let me explain further – the picture on your right is a male version of the original Young Lady or An Old Hag illusion. Those with a keen eye for details will immediately notice how the old lady was referenced as an Old Hag, while in the same time the grumpy old man (which can be seen in this illusion) is referenced merely as a Father. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, just thinking out loud ;) Btw, can you see them both (the old man and his son) in this illusion?

By on July 26, 2010, with 461 Comments  

Got this awesome illusion in my mailbox recently, and boy was surprised when I realized how I could actually read those strange symbols! Give it a try and report your findings. What I’m more interested in, is how the hell can our brain decrypt this!? Is it the negative spaces? If someone is more knowledgeable regarding this topic, would be nice to hear your idea… Those of you still struggling, here is a little hint.

Got Time To Decipher This?

By on July 25, 2010, with 38 Comments  

What you see below is a great find by Neatorama blog. It looks as if there are doors in a concrete wall, but actually – there aren’t any. The doors are in fact a flat mirror designed by Sarah Dayo that creates the optical illusion of wall opening. The only problem with today’s post, is that once you spot the illusion there is no going back. Sarah writes:

Sometimes we cannot help but to try and catch a glimpse of the other side. Passing through the everyday spaces we inhibit, the door half opened always stirs up a sense of seduction and curiosity within us. Inspired by these ordinary yet inexplicable moments in our daily lives, I designed a mirror that gives an illusion of a door opening on any given surface.

Door Opening Optical Illusion