Distorted Shapes Optical Illusion


In order to successfully run highly popular blog such as this one, one has to make early peace with the fact he can’t make everyone happy at all times. There just isn’t that many different old-school illusions to keep your interest (without recycling) – so I have to become creative here and then. Sometimes I have to stretch the definition of “illusion” as far as I can, just to be able to showcase some interesting stuff I’m firm most of you would appreciate.

But today, I crawled the deepest and darkest parts of the web to provide those of you complaining how this or that “isn’t illusion!” with something proper. Don’t get me wrong – your criticism is highly respected! It’s something that keeps me on the right path, so I don’t divert too much. Having said that, let’s look at the illusions attached – the first one includes a circle that doesn’t appear like one, where other three show lines that seem distorted or unparalleled in one way or the other. Which one you did you like the most?

  • z2d4th

    Classic illusion still the best, i remember this one in my old school.

  • Rick M

    I wouldn’t worry too much about the neysayers, I think your posts are always fascinating. Today’s old school illusions work well for me, but I also appreciate the artistry of you less traditional posts. Thank you for these challenging images.

  • Kelsey

    I like the distorted circle the best, and the “herringbone pattern” the least.
    They’re all good illusions, mind!

  • Govert Shea

    I have to say I really look forward to see what you have in store for us everytime you send out new “illusions”…No complaints here…Thanks

  • ReOsPi

    Check out this!


    If you look at the image seatead in front of the computer, on the left hand you will see Mrs. Rage and on the right hand it is Mrs. Calm, now if you stand up and give some steps back, about 12ft both ladies swap places. It seems The Ilusion was created by The Unersity of Glasgow. “What we see is not what it is”

  • Max

    the best always

  • Scott

    Hey – there’s nothing wrong with recycling.

    Your blog is great fun.

    All of today’s images are great, all equally good to me.

    (That “circle” would be really good in a Wankel engine!)

  • Fredrock

    Love it man. You keep my mind guessing all the time!

  • Don

    I liked the last one with the colored lines the best. It did remind me of others I have seen but this one seems to distort more than them.

  • Kylie

    I quite liked the one with the 9 boxes :) Trippy…

  • Mochi

    the “parallel lines” and the one with the nine squares SOO COOL~ thank you for doing this, really appreciate the effort, its really enjoyable to look at updated illusions every few days, teaches me to think outside the box :)

  • Anonymous

    Cool!!! The last one works best if you scroll up and down.

  • Mike

    I appreciate all your illusions! They’re not all exactly my style, but they’re all interesting in their own way, and the price is right.

  • i appreciate. its an excellent blog, and besides no one has this kind of topics in their blogs, i think old shcool is nice too, and make me think a little bit of me. yes im rare :S LOL. keep going onn searh of better ilussions!!

  • Gremilar

    Great illusions! I’ve never seen the bottom one but to answer your request for a favorite is difficult. The first and last are both favorites of mine. Love this site, keep ’em coming.

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