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By on March 23, 2010, with 16 Comments

There was a nice tutorial published on VectorTuts+ yesterday, provided by Iaroslav Lazunov. Iaroslav used 43 visual steps to demonstrate how this vector-styled optical illusion came to existence. Those of you interested in CG and vector graphics can jump to the original tutorial, while rest of us (lazy consumerist bastards) will enjoy and concentrate on the finished product. There are few, well known optical illusions fused into one image. The crooked spiral, impossible columns and cafe wall. Everything you need to know about them illusions was already said, numerous times. However, if you check the seemingly bent floor tiles (reference to Cafe Wall), you’ll be amazed that the lines intersecting the tiles are perfectly straight and parallel. Seeing isn’t always believing…

vector style - 3 in 1 optical illusion

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  • Justice193

    out of all the optical illusions, I always find myself taking a double take at the crooked spiral before I figure out there isn’t one, the fact that there is no spacing for grout between those tiles, and seeing them as a 3D representation, really lends to that illusion… makes me just want to go ahead and wallpaper an entire house with optical illusions :).

  • Krysty


  • Care Bear

    Trifecta. Triple Play. Hat Trick. Whatever you call it, it’s great. I have to go lie down now. My eyeballs are tired.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Haviland/100000657164709 Richard Haviland

    Amazing and beautiful. My eyes are turning and my brain is spinning.Wish it was in color. (By the way I have been having trouble with a error message from “Firebox”, it interferes with my logging on).

  • FrankandJoe3

    The tiles were straight, the entrance had an extra collumn but I didn’t get the circle. At first I thought all the circles in it were connected….

  • cindy

    3rd comment yea kewl :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mitchell-Taco-Nash/540775439 Mitchell Taco Nash

    Even though I’ve seen the ‘cafe wall’ numerous times, it still amazes me.
    Also, haven’t really seen that particular ‘crooked spiral’ before, but something similar. Still cool though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mitchell-Taco-Nash/540775439 Mitchell Taco Nash

    Also, site worked perfectly for me. I use Firefox… whatever, the newest edition… and my OS is Windows 7.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mitchell-Taco-Nash/540775439 Mitchell Taco Nash

    Haha… so earlier I posted that the site works fine with the latest version of Firefox… and later tonight a new version came out [3.6.2] :P Site still works fine Vurdlak.

  • Russell Bridge

    wow, way to pack ’em in!

  • Dr. Chos


  • Meerkat

    That isn’t the Cafe Wall illusion, it is the Checkerboard illusion that you posted here – http://www.moillusions.com/2009/12/checker-board-illusion-video.html

  • calvin

    well replyin to he text above all you have
    to do is go play crazy 8’s and Gold fish card game nad ur problem will be solved

    by the way i love the vector style 3 in 1 optical illusion

  • alun

    stare at that spiral using ur right eye only to see its true image – hint

  • Trent Al-Hajri