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By on May 1, 2006, with 59 Comments

Can you see what’s the illusion here? Obviously not unless you opened this photo in it’s full-size. The company named Pop Art created this really great poster to honour the victims in the WTC disaster on September 11th 2001. Each victim of 9/11 is commemorated in this poster, and all words are completely legible. More precise, this poster of World Trade Center uses Victims Names to compose it’s own image. This item is available as a poster and as a giclee on canvas. Click on the image to see it full-scaled, or visit Pop Art’s homepage to buy it since a percentage of the sales goes to a Rudy Giuliani approved 9/11 Fund.

WTC September 11 Poster Optical Illusion


59 Responses
  1. Farted says:

    Is it that the two buildings aren’t the same size?

  2. No. says:

    you obviously didnt read it all did you? :-P

  3. Pocky says:

    I clicked the pic and saw no names.I had to see the large,LARGE Pic to see the words

  4. Ivan says:

    Where illusion. I did`t see nothing.

  5. eumorphapandorus says:

    very interestingly done. in fact i wondered how long did that fella took just to write down the names of the victims. really, incredible.

  6. ImDrowningInMySleep says:

    ok. so i opened it up as big as i could get it and i still could see no names. i believe i can see how it’s done, but none of the names a legible. i have a small monitor. is this the reason i cannot see them?

  7. Coolguyinla says:

    The two buildings arent the same size because one is closer than the other. Also, yes, you can read each and every word. I bought one of these recently, and each name is completely legible.

  8. Leion says:

    nice effort!

  9. kitty_girl says:

    i can’t see the names…why??? i opened it up all the way!! plez help me!!!!!

  10. nicolle says:

    what are we actually meant to see?

  11. Lixa says:

    Open it up. EVERYTHING GREY THAT YOU SEE IS THE WORDS!! :D Look closely and you’ll notice!

  12. Stephanie says:

    i saw it . it has it on the side :]

  13. bitty says:

    yeah,i can see LETTERS, but no words, i guess my res. on my screen isn’t hi enuff.

  14. ......................... says:

    i appreciate da artist who created dis u cannot really c it but day sure look like names…….

  15. xrobbyrob says:

    it is very difficult to make out any letters *names* in this image because of the compression (quality) being used. click on the link in the description above the image and goto the creators website to see it.

  16. justagirl says:

    That’s just beautiful. I did, however, have to go to the creator’s website to see the names.

  17. Keziah says:

    cool image

  18. Hai says:

    wow…that many people died? how sad=(

  19. Moonica says:

    I saw absolutely nothing. I know that I’m very extremely insensitive to 9 / 11, but to not be able to figure out an optical illision, even if it has to do with that day, bugs me.

  20. Seba 719 says:

    The other buildings don’t have their reflections? The middle right cloud looks like a plane?

  21. bob says:

    all of the black ink in the full size is really names

  22. Little says:

    the shadows and all the lines is made by letters, right?!

  23. Spença says:

    There’s an eagle in the background!!

  24. R says:

    the buildings are standing on the water

  25. Q33 WC says:

    I don’t get it.

  26. Relitive says:

    It needs a search thing so you can find specific names, liek ny friend’s father’s name.

  27. shev says:

    the guy who made this must have been pretty bored…

  28. Anonymous says:

    the person who does this was not bored, im sure of that. But in facr very smart and talented. I would be honored if i was family of any of those victoms of the WTC disaster… this picture is very, very awesome.

  29. Anonymous says:

    I see some names. I opened it big but most of the names weren’t legible. I did see Matthew, Lou, and maybe a Duncan. You have to put your face close to the screen to see it. VERY close!

  30. qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm says:

    hey evrybdy my name is qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm! If you see my comments anywhere that means the illusion is f***in awesome and you should check-it-OUT! Kinda like an unofficial seal of approval!

  31. qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm says:

    no offense to u guys and gals who lost a family memeber in 9/11 but the WTC diasater doesn’t make me blue cause no one i knew died in there

  32. Anonymous says:

    even if you did not now anyone personly, its still sad!

  33. Anonymous says:

    If you cant get it big enough go to the Pop Art’s homepage int he text above the picture…click ont he picture thats on that site and it gets huge.

  34. Anonymous says:

    lol my sisters number plate on her car is USA 911 (im an auzzie dont know how maericans or other people do it)LOL :P:P:P:P:P:P

  35. Natasha says:

    This takes alot of time to do but in the end the finished product is well worth it.Hats off to the artist for the research and the time and consideration it took to the poster.This is the first time I haven’t ever seen one that had a Real Meaning behind it.
    Thanks for thinking of the Lives lost in this Great Lose in Our Country.

  36. Ben says:

    is this the same guy who do the Bob Marley posters drawn with lyrics?


  37. Anonymous says:

    Actually I thought the cloud to the left looked like a plane.

  38. far out... says:

    that is so sad… It took this image to make me see how tragic it really was… when its a number on a screen you dont see all the names… all the people…

    so many people…

  39. Anonymous says:

    Wow. That is alot of people. :’(

  40. black tiger says:

    I finally found them. I cant see them very clearly but I still found them. I was sitting in front of my computer for a fucking half hour looking for these fucking names!!!

  41. Anonymous says:

    I don’t see it

  42. Anonymous says:

    Amazing! Beautiful tribute to all those men, women and children.

  43. Anonymous says:

    you gotta save it and zoom it in and turn the picture around to see the names :]

  44. Anonymous says:

    To believe that someone took the time to find out the victim’s names and make a painting out of it is just too incredible.

  45. nobody says:

    i think all the shading is made out of victims names…not sure cant read that small =/

  46. AllyCat says:

    I also see the numbers ’9′ (clouds and building shadows) and ’11′ (two buildings). Has anybody else noticed?

  47. Spoiler says:

    …. NoBody here gets it. They are not the names of the people that died in 9/11, they are just blocks of how many, accounted for, how many people that died in 9/11. It would be silly to tally how many people that died and honor them with their names stuck to the sketch. But it is not silly to jot down how many people died.

  48. ohmygosh says:


    Jeez…It’s not that hard you know.

  49. Rob says:

    um…ok. Guiliani approved? Ok. That speaks VOLUMES! I’ll be buying 100 of them…NOT! Some people just need something to do in their spare time other than make the rich richer!!!!

  50. ramiro says:

    the words are the parts that looked shaded you re re

  51. Ashlin says:

    This is soo cool! but I had to zoom up to 550%

  52. Christine D says:

    its made of NAMEZ wtf, open fullsize really hewg

  53. Hawaii Shay GGrl says:

    soooo many names… its so sad.

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