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Have you seen this #Escher_inspired poster released by Etrade Australia recently? Titled Spot the opportunity, this poster was done by use of a tessellation technique. Tessellation is a process of creating a two-dimensional plane using the repetition of a geometric shape with no overlaps and no gaps. As we noted before, tessellations frequently appeared in the art of M. C. Escher, who was inspired by studying the Moorish use of symmetry in the Alhambra tiles during a visit in 1922. Here’s an assignment for you today: can you think of one natural tessellated structure? Perhaps bees and honey may serve as a quality hint ;D

Spot The Opportunity Illusion Poster


18 Responses
  1. L says:

    oh wow… i read “spot the bunny” the first time and i just spent about 20 minutes searching for the nonexistent bunny.

  2. ASAB says:

    Oh WOW!!! Can’t seem to see anything else now!

  3. Dave says:

    In addition to the honeycomb hinted at, Google produced snake skin and turtle shell as examples.

  4. willie says:

    Bulls And Bears

  5. illusionist says:

    Bull-Bearing haha…

  6. Natalie says:

    Tessellations in nature:

    How about the hexagonal columns in Giant’s Causeway in Ireland?



    or the hexagonal columns of basalt at Svartifoss?


    Snake skin




    Tortoise shells


  7. MaxSaint says:


  8. Linda says:

    I saw the bears first then the buls

  9. ETrade’s message is clear to this voting American: Wall Street bulls and bears are locked in an eternal struggle.

  10. Tulex says:

    I don’t get it. But it is kind of cool how it looks like they move when you scroll the page.

  11. Tulex says:

    I should have said wheel scroll.

  12. Annie says:

    The Causeway is real; my mother was born near it.

  13. Deb says:

    Opportunity: Wall Street……Bulls and Bears.

  14. Jackson says:

    First thing that comes to mind is a cactus skeleton. http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/cactus-skeleton-6910152.jpg

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