Perspective Postcards Optical Illusion


Here’s an original idea what you can do, while on a vacation. This art was probably invented by the original author, Michael Hughes. You can find whole lot more of these on his website, where you can buy similar cool stuff. Check it. The guy we see in these pictures is probably Michael, and he made a great perspective illusion with postcards aligned perfectly with environment and then photographed. It makes a cute hobby, if you ask me. This is something new on this site, and closes thing we have, similar to these, is the relative sizes category. There you can find more illusions of this kind. Like the Office Pranksters and Man Holding a Sun. There are few more photos inside this article, but I placed Zadar on the main page, due it is city in Croatia, my home country. Which one did you like the best? Those that fit perfectly, or those that are from old times (like the black and whit photo of NY Statue of Liberty

  • Anonymous

    Iteresting… very interesting….

  • daingtwins

    Cool. I want one. D: First post?

  • Anonymous

    first comment!!!

    • cool

    • Gabe

      nope two people commented before you………… nice try!

  • lc

    I just got back from vacation and really wished I would have thought of this then!

  • Elliexx ANIMALS ROCK!!

    wow this is soooooo kl!! very clever! gd idea as well.

  • Leon

    Nifty! I see that Charleston, South Carolina seems to be represented as well (Postcard 5). I live around the area. Thanks to Vurdlak for providing us all with many interesting optical illusions and other images!

  • bballer7

    This is cool, and can be done easily. Way cool

  • Diana GP

    I’ll go on vacations this weekend I’ll try!

  • tubes420

    First of all, to the people who always feel they are the first to comment, quit commenting “I’m first” because usually your not!! We are not in the First grade (Well, maybe they are)

    These are really awesome!! My favorite one has to be the Zadar one too but not for the same reasons, even though my family is from Croatia & Serbia. But if you look at the shadows he even took it at about the same time of the day.
    I also like the Disney one & the Golden Gate w/ “A Starry Night” background. Thanks for the illusions I love the site, keep it up!!

  • Anonymous

    Some are fantastic, but the ones that look like they don’t fit, like ATHEN ACROPOLIS doesn’t look covincing. The change in color looks cool.

  • bufar

    I am definitly doing this next time I go somewhere.

  • Not At School Anymorre

    That would be awsome if i could find a postcard that i could do that with! That would be the BOMB!

  • Shauzia

    This is really cool!!!! I ttly Love this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    They all look photoshoped in. couldnt make me believe its not. LAME

  • Anonymous

    Just a quick comment to the moron who thinks these are fake. If you are going to bash something try not to make yourself sound stupid. I love PhotoShop…but it isn’t that good. Check the shadows and lighting on the hands…every one of them is right for the image. And if you are going to try to make up words at least spell them right… PhotoShopped !!!

  • Not At School Anymore

    Is there any way that you could tell us your e-mail. Cuz i found anotical illusion for you and it won’t let me submit one at the top of the page. So thanx!

  • Anonymous

    wow, this is sweet, i wish i had that mad skill dawg… wow im the whitest person in the world

  • Anonymous

    cool, very cool. The 5th one is my fave for sure!

  • Anonymous

    This is great! I’ll test this next time I’m on vacation! :D

  • Elisabetta

    Beautiful idea, I’d like to try to take pictures like these! I especially like the one with the black and white card and the one with the summer card and the winter scenery.

  • Anonymous

    2 words for the guy who posted the last comment:

    you nob

  • Puck

    This could be a new kind of treasure hunt. Person with the closest images wins.

    Oh, and please just give a little effort into trying to puzzle something out before crying “photoshop”. You have to have a serious lack of imagination and ingenuity to write something off so quickly. (See 3D Rooms, there are more than a couple of idiotic comments in there)

  • Spencer

    Haha, I did this all the time when I was in Spain. It was great.

  • Anonymous

    c vrm cool, bonne idée !

  • Anonymous

    Last Post!!

    Nice illusions i like #6

  • Anonymous

    post cards 3 and 13 are the same thing.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    i have big boobs!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Lijepe iluzije, nema sta! Svidjaju mi se ove dvije iz Zadra (covjek je bio i u Hrvatskoj, svaka cast!).

  • cre8ive

    Very cool postcards. Where do you get them from?
    More interesting articles can be found at

  • Anonymous

    Truly, you’ve found a most splendid idea, and an especially creative angle on the whole thing. We love the juxtaposition of new and old, and the immediacy of ‘action’ photos like the one with Mickey Mouse. BE ENCOURAGED! hector and soozle.

  • Anonymous

    in the 5th one it barely even looks like he’s holding anything. these are neat ^_^

  • Jenny

    “quit commenting “I’m first” because usually your not!! We are not in the First grade”

    Well, who is ‘we’? “You’re” grammar certainly implies that maybe “your” not much older or smarter than first graders.

  • Anonymous

    I think there was something similar in an HP commercial, anyone have a reference to this?

  • Moj zivot…

    Ha! Been to Zadar! Cool postcards!

  • shanzy

    k, i dont get y evryone says “first comment”a nd stuff like that.. but other than that i like the ilusion :D it looks cool

  • shark3901

    i think IT is cool

  • shark3901

    cool gravatar

  • Slaven

    come to zadar. its nice town, there are better ones in croatia but that one is cool too

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  • Isaac


    i love it coz its the NY city and the statue of liberty shot from the correct angle and distance, it creates a master peice


  • Mike

    I don’t see the illusion

  • a person

    the second ones the best

  • Emmy

    in the one with the statue of liberty you can see the twin towers… :(

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