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By on August 15, 2013, with 5 Comments  

Usually when I skip few days of posting stuff, I tend to blame it on bad internet connection. This time however, it was just me being irresponsible – mostly relaxing and enjoying my summer vacation. I just hope you won’t take it against me. Continuing with old-school optical illusions, here’s another simple one – concentrate on the central cross, while leaning back and forth repeatedly. Do the concentric circles seem to rotate in opposite directions?

By on August 9, 2013, with 16 Comments  

Say what you will, but old school stuff never gets old! Just look at this plain and simple optical illusion made from nothing but few lines.

Perspective makes the corridor look 3D, which automatically makes both vertical red lines seem further dissimilar in length. Can you guess which one is bigger? If you’re an old-time viewer, probably both question and correct answer came out to you even before reading this text. Still, let’s see what the newcomers have to say…

By on August 7, 2013, with 17 Comments  

Discovered by Aza McG, here’s another “obvious in thumbnail view” illusion that both of us found quite original. I’m sure there are dozens of similar takes somewhere out there, but this one immediately caught my attention. Let’s see how long it takes before you spot the obvious. Happy haunting!

By on August 5, 2013, with 13 Comments  

We’ve all been fooled once or twice by something that has been cleverly folded, manipulated, or reflected to look unusual or impossible. Being able to create an illusion with nothing more than a pencil and a well-placed light source is something decidedly more complicated, not to mention impressive. #Ramon Bruin, a young Dutch artist who has already been featured on this site before, managed to outperform himself once again! Bruin’s casual sketching combined with a seemingly impossible image that is reaching out of the page, causes the viewer to do a double take.

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By on July 31, 2013, with 14 Comments  

As it always goes with Rob Gonsalves, transitions he makes can be tricky to “digest” at first. Once again I invite you all to try and spot the logical “tipping” point, a postion where one motif ends and another one begins. Rob’s transformations are unique at very least. For more similar stuff be sure to check this tag.

By on July 29, 2013, with 6 Comments  

Tim Noble and Sue Webster are at it again – making art installations from junk results with more than plain garbage in their case. Just look how naturally all three shadows came to life! Both british artists have been working together since 1986 when they first met at their art school. More similar art can be found behind appropriate #shadow tag.

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By on July 25, 2013, with 10 Comments  

This is what you get when you combine LEGO and optical illusions. Main effect – the circle made of the studs, produces the appearance of curved pieces. However, the design can appear very different depending on the angle it’s viewed from. I’m still discovering surprising patterns in it. If you still got some LEGO brick laying around, try and reproduce some of your favourite old school illusions and we’ll certainly make them pubic public!

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By on July 23, 2013, with 2 Comments  

Here’s an illusive rug I thought you might find interesting. The company that produces them used a well known pattern that makes perfectly straight and parallel lines seem slanted. It would make a perfect gift for individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder, don’t you think? More “bent” surfaces and floors can be found inside this category.