Saxophone Player or A Face?


Since this “Jazz Musician” optical illusion was one of the earliest attempts of me trying to blog, where since then it has long been buried deep inside our web archives, it made me very happy when I found out it wasn’t forgotten and was used as a print for a very popular T-Shirt brand!

Now don’t get me wrong – I’m not the original creator behind this illusion: I even suspect it belongs to the early days of the internet, where its author never came out and claimed it. Still, it brings very nice memories, and I’m particularly fond of the simplicity behind it.

  • Dear Vurdlak:

    That’s Shepard’s “SaraNader” – get it? ;-)


  • Annie

    I have seen this one several times before, it’s not new, but this print is by far the best I have seen as far as showing the face goes !

  • Jeff

    Of course, the sax player has Bill Clinton’s face. I don’t think the woman really looks much like Hillary or Lewenski or Paula Jones. It night be Gennifer Flowers, or maybe I’m reading too much into it.

  • Darcy marketfog

    My mind fills in the side of the face not drawn.

  • The illusion is called Sara Nader and it was drawn by Roger Shepard – the same guy who created the Impossible Elephant.

  • Anonymous

    Nice to see this illusion again. What brand of t-shirt is it from?

  • eric

    its a face… if its a saxophone player whats the black smudge in the middle of nowhere?

    would have been 100X better if they didnt put the right eye…

    • eric

      looks like a bird flying at the dude

  • Greg Ory

    Love the illusions

    Where is the spinning girl illusion for right/ left brain testing. Now that one is awesome, now I cannot find it. Did optical illusions delete it.? Why? Please make it available again. Please

  • katrina

    first comment! :-D love illusion above. nice!

  • Wow,… first i saw only the saxo player… after i read the title… the face, palm me :DD

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