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Category Archives: Illusions
This new advertisement by Honda is brilliant. Take a look here. Now see how it was made. – Deskarati
There are seven hidden faces in the picture above, can you find them? Pop over to Optical Spy to see the answers – opticalspy
A stunning portrait of Charles Darwin by David Revoy that pays homage to Darwin’s contributions to evolutionary theory, created using different animal and plant species. Via opticalspy
Thanks to Stephen Herbert for this interesting post We all know what a zoetrope is. One of those “cookie tins on a stick”, with slots in the sides, that show a repeating cartoon of a second or so, from a … Continue reading
The Optical Spy fish tank has an unusual construction. Try and imagine how you would put this tank in the corner of your room. Luckily the fish don’t seem to care, it looks like they’re having a great time.
Our friends over at Optical Spy have added a great new gallery featuring some of M.C. Escher‘s most famous artworks. But they have all been lovingly colored in. See more here Escher in Color
This excellent illusion was made by Felice Varini. Many more examples of Varini’s work on his website.
D.L. “Rusty” Rust was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1932. He began drawing and painting at a very early age and has never had the desire to be anything but a serious artist. His early work was directly influenced by … Continue reading
Click picture for larger view. Can you see what lies beneath in this autostereogram type picture? Via – Optical Spy.
So what exactly are we looking at in this Cliff Face Illusion. Is it one face or two faces and are they real or has someone been photoshopping? We would love to hear your thoughts. via Cliff Face – optical … Continue reading
This is a picture of the 29 storey Pinnacle building at Symphony Place in Nashville, Tennessee. The building’s beautiful mirrored finish makes it almost invisible when photographed at the right angle on a sunny day.
The best optical illusions are often the ones we happen upon unintentionally, which is exactly what happened when redditor Liammm decided that water circling the drain of his sink would make for a nice photographic subject. “Out of boredom, I … Continue reading
We have looked at this picture a number of times and are still not sure which building is in front of the other. Any idea?
A zoetrope is a device that produces the illusion of motion from a rapid succession of static pictures. The term zoetrope is from the Greek words ζωή (zoē), meaning “alive, active”, and τροπή (tropē), meaning “turn”, with “zoetrope” taken to … Continue reading
This jigsaw includes pieces of lots of different animals, but one stands out more than all the others. To see it you will need to stand well back from the monitor. We understand that the original artwork was produced by … Continue reading