Remember Shahar Peleg, a multi-disciplined designer who runs Peleg Design that produced our recent Mirror Tic Tac Toe Illusion? Well, this time he produced some optical illusion bottle holders that look amazingly unreal. If you remember, few years ago (or maybe months), we already posted similar (if not the same) photo which resulted a pretty nice debate. Well, this article is a must have. Shame it isn’t available where I live. At least it would give me a nice conversation topic when my friends visit. When you jump inside the article, you can see another photo, and high-res close up of this illusionary object. Did you understand how it works? Answer is more than simple!
Here is a hot optical illusion I just found in my mailbox. What do you think? Is this too impolite for this type of website? I find it SFW but, would like to hear your comments. In the picture below, you can see some unknown female superhero (or villain maybe?) that is almost naked and in the background there are rotating snakes, illusion originally invented by Akyoshi Kitaoka. I think I have this illusion on one of my computers in high-res set as desktop wallpaper. Really looks cool as a Windows background. Do you use optical illusions as your wallpapers sometimes? Which one? Just to inform you, I have few hundred submissions in my mailbox, and those that pass my rigorous quality check will all be published on this site. If you wish, you can suggest which type you like the most, and when I read your comments I’ll orientate myself in that particular direction.
Emma-Jane Cammack, a freelance body painter whose photos we published week ago, created another gallery dedicated only to optical illusions. She creates all sort of bodypaint, but my favorite ones are those involving camouflage and illusions. You can see some of the examples below. All 3 of these were already featured in one way or another, without the body paint touch. Which one is your favorite? Can you tell, apart from the camouflage part, what is the illusion in them? If you’re asking yourselves how come I haven’t posted so often lately, it’s partly because of a slow connection I have here. Those of you who haven’t heard, I’m on vacation (Korcula again in Adriatic see). Another reason could be because I’m diving a lot, swimming and going out – so little time is left for me to update the website. But have no fear… I’ll find extra hour or two daily to do some work on Moillusions – best optical illusion website on the net! Enjoy!
As the vault doors swings open, loads of cash fall out and money notes flutter through the air. Millions of pounds spilling out of a vault at London’s Waterloo Station stopped many commuters in their tracks. But (as you might have guessed) all was not quite as it seemed. Jay Kleinrichert pointed me to this new “Sidewalk Drawing” created by renowned American artist Kurt Wenner. We have already featured Kurt in one of or previous posts, and one of his murals is still used as thumbnail representing our illusion application for Facebook. Wenner is former illustrator for the U.S. space agency NASA, who began street painting in Rome in 1982 and translated anamorphism – the technique used by artists to create the illusion of height – into a new way of painting to give depth. The art form became known as anamorphic, illusionistic or simply 3D art, and has gained huge popularity around the world. The drawing Kurt created was commissioned by company called “Compare The Market” to represent the £16 million their customers have saved this year so far. The vault took Wenner four days to create. This picture has to be viewed in 3D to get the full effect…
Probably triggered by recent articles: spinning girl and spinning man, one of our visitors named Daniel, submitted this photo and named it The Water Man. I believe Daniel also saw one of our previous billboard illusions titled “The Water Full of life“, and wanted to provide similar, masculine version. Previous (feminine) illusion was very similar in it’s nature, and pictured a water shape of a woman with her arms spread wide in the air. I don’t think I need to point where the illusion hides, but would like to let Daniel describe how his photo was born: “Hi, now that the Olympics are very close, you might consider this picture for your blog. I took it few days ago on a Golf Club near Karlsruhe in Germany. First time when I saw it it, it looked like there was a man bowling! Regards, Daniel”. Can you see the same thing? Remember, this is a photo of a water tap, not frozen ice like I first presumed.
Once again Mighty Optical Illusions website proudly brings new optical illusion that hopefully will become as famous as the Spinning Girl did in the past. Remember when we first posted Spinning Girl illusion, it was later reposted on all the famous websites across the internet. The artwork was created by Peter ‘Def’ Oksbjerre, and the flash work was enhanced by Miguel Ortiz, and later by Anthony J. Foreman. The author’s website can be found at defcon2.dk I thank all three of you guys for your time. Now the illusion works like this: watch the spinning man, and you’ll see him spin in one direction, but as soon as he rotates for 180 degrees, you’ll see the switch in the direction of his movement, and he will spin differently. Let’s see how long does it take for big websites to find this illusion and write about it. Remember, to see the freshest optical illusion on your PC desktop, Mac dashboard, iGoogle or Facebook profile, add the appropriate application. You can find them all at the top of the sidebar.
Let’s give the author (Peter) opportunity to explain it himself: “Hi, Love your site. I was playing around with some particle-systems and depth-maps in AfterEffects and suddenly this guy showed up. I like how his legs get totally twisted in the middle of the spin. It works with the same principles as the Einstein and Chaplin-masks where you see the inside but it looks like the outside.”
A Dodecahedron is a 12 faced polyhedron with 20 verticals and thirty edges. It’s a 3D geometric object. You can see the example in the first image below. The optical illusion behind this installment is obvious only when you see the second photo. Dodecahedron Optical Illusion is composed of a bunch of random floating chunks of wood. As they appear to be randomly spread around the area, when viewed from the correct angle they form a perfect Dodecahedron. More precisely, this installment is created from dozens of seemingly random positioned parts that obtain cohesive structure only when viewed from certain angle. Bunch of similar examples can be found on this site. Starting from Felice Varini’s circles, all the way to Bicycle Installment and that strange installment from Hungary. I’m not quite sure who is the artist behind this amazing illusion, but if you find some info, be sure to share through comments.
Frank Berardi, who also wears title J SGT MIL USA USACE (still not sure what each part means, but I always considered him some sort of high ranked USA military general or something) has sent us another awesome optical illusion. Those of you who like to research, browse the website by search term “Berardi” and you’ll find his previous interesting submissions. Today’s one is very similar to “Illusion of Two Horses and One Head“, but this time the story is opposite. We have one cow body and two cow heads. Frank asked where does one cow begin, and the other end? Here is his email: “I found this in the opening sequence of the show “Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares” and I just couldn’t help but think to send it along. Where does one cow begin, and the other end? I know this is pretty easy when you look at it for more than a second but I think it gives a good double take.”