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By on April 15, 2011, with 19 Comments  

How about something simple that works? Just in line with end of this week, a perfect relaxing Friday afternoon! Check out the ladybugs in this poster below. Are they dancing for you joyfully just as they did for me? The illusion may work even better if you move your eyes around the pic, or even better – if you observe the poster with peripheral sight, while reading this text.

By on April 14, 2011, with 24 Comments  

As I said already, this is one type of an illusion I love sharing the most! Simple, beautiful, and still puzzling. Exactly what true optical illusion should be like. It is as if the question asks itself. But for those without experience, I’ll be polite and put the question in words – Which one of the two middle white bar sections is taller? The illusion also trigger the question, whether one of them is actually thinner/fatter? Boy, these really reminds of old times when we had such great illusions to start this blog with! From our experience, the answer also comes by itself! They should probably both be identical, yet solely by looking at the image on your right this seems almost impossible! Let us measure them separately and come to our own conclusion… so what is it?

I’d just like to remind you how great percentage of illusions posted here was originally discovered by you! So keep sending your marvelous creations and discoveries, and if they’re good enough, I’ll make sure they’re presented to everyone! Just please be objective when judging the illusion before you send it in!

By on April 13, 2011, with 14 Comments  

Late Shigeo Fukuda is missed by many, as he passed away back in 2009. Still, his works continue having life of their own. They even managed to surpass the author himself. One such poster made by Shigeo are the male/female legs I posted below. In its simplicity, this transformation is simply perfect. Just try and think for a second where one set of legs ends and the other begins. I haven’t even started with the philosophical background it holds…

By on April 12, 2011, with 21 Comments  

Woah! Check out these two computer generated models of an impossible fence! How does it work? As you may recall, we only feature such CGI posts when origin of the model has no influence on the quality of the presented illusion.

The artist(s) behind these models isn’t known to me, yet the work he did greatly reminds me of Josh Sommers’ CG illusions posted in 2008. Even when being aware these illusion were artificially generated, the question still remains – how was this achieved? How would the object appear if we rotated the model, and show it from different angle? Would these appear the same if they were done in real life? Please share your opinion!

By on April 12, 2011, with 61 Comments  

Just because we haven’t talked about Bev Doolittle for some time now, doesn’t mean we think any less of her extraordinary talent. But there’s one great mistake I keep repeating – each time we feature some of HER magnificent art, I wrongfully presume Bev is a guy. No matter how many times you corrected me on this, I keep forgetting what you have told me. I’d like to make up for this by sharing a short bio of the artist:

Bev Doolittle is one of America’s most collected artists. Crowded with intricate visual detail, haunted by presences seen and unseen, her paintings captivate the viewer on many levels. Traveling throughout the west in a camper, Bev had the luxury of time to develop her unique style. Her signature painting, “Pintos“, proved to be a dramatic departure point for Bev when her evolving style and technique merged with her love of nature to create what would become virtually a new genre.

She is often called a “camouflage artist” because her distinctive use of context, design and pattern help viewers discover meanings which seem hidden only until they become obvious. Having all this in mind, after viewing rest of her opus (links in this article), try and see as many hidden animals there are in this picture. Don’t stop after you’ve only seen one or two – there are much more to be discovered!

By on April 11, 2011, with 22 Comments  

Christina Bad has been following our little website for over a year now, and “absolutely loves it“! Some of the hand paintings she sent were already featured on this site, but luckily – not all of them. Old time viewers will immediately recognize Guido Daniele’s style and signature. I really enjoy when such great content gets discovered, and then professionally produced by advertising agencies. In this case Guido’s “handimals” were used to promote Body Art & Graffitti Expo by uShaka Village Walk. Enjoy!

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By on April 8, 2011, with 55 Comments  

Let’s see how long does it take you to notice the illusion in this poster below. It was originally used to promote computer game called Dragon Age II, but I managed to dig up this draft version lacking all the promotional text. The billboard was first spotted by Chris Anderson, who decided to share it with us. He explained how he had seen this poster of a bus shelter couple of times before he finally spotted the negative-space illusion it hides. This is the best clue I can give you, except maybe what you find may represent all of the dragon’s victims ;)

By on April 7, 2011, with 56 Comments  

Creative artist Alicia Martin has been “constructing” amazing installations using nothing but mere books. What we have here today is part of the collection called ‘Biographies‘. One particular photographs was pointed out to me as being illusive. Apparently, the books in it are sorted in such way to give an illusion of peel-of wall corner. Unfortunately, after inspecting the image further I found no evidence in favor of the illusion, but I’m gonna leave this one for you to decide! If the illusion is genuine, then it really is awesome! Much like fake door opening was!