Tag Archives: Illusion

Sp!n: the Spinning Top Koma with a Surprise Effect

This is Sp!n, the new spinning top from Japanese brand +d. Designed by Jordi Lopez Aguilo and made in Japan, the ‘KOMA’ spinning top creates an optical illusion of levitation and reveals an exclamation point when you spin it. Inspired by the atomic molecules … Continue reading

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Patrick Commecy Brings City Walls to Life

French street artist Patrick Commecy (with his team) uses trompe-l’œil to bring city walls to life. This technique, that was popular during the Baroque period, focuses on depicting realistic imagery and creating optical illusions of three dimensional objects. Commency has designed and produced … Continue reading

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Lock, Poster and Shutters, the Optical Illusions of Pejac

The popular Spanish artist Pejac recently stopped by the city of Istanbul in Turkey and painted three new pieces “Lock, Poster and Shutters”. To create these three new trompe-l’œil pieces he uses brushes, pencils, acrylic paint and sand paper. He mentions the literal translation … Continue reading

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Vanitas – Art on Science by Truly Design

Recently EPFL, the Polytechnic Federal School of Lausanne invited the Truly Design group to participate in the “Art on Science” public exhibition, focused on optical illusions. A great opportunity for a reflection on science and human ambition. “This is our tribute to … Continue reading

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Geometric Projections of Lights and Colors by Chris Wood

A series of wall panels with optical projections which manipulate light in different ways to create transient patterns of colour light and shade that change with the angle and intensity of light. Dichroic glass: Dichroic (meaning two colour) is an optical … Continue reading

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Surprising Lawn Ornaments by Martin Pool

UK-based self taught sculptor Martin Pool creates interesting and unusual pieces of art work for your garden. As you can see in some of the pictures the Hippo head looks great with the other Hippos he made, you can create what is … Continue reading

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The Original Anamorphic Graffiti Style of Odeith

“I have always had a passion for artistic 3D bleak, the murals always conveyed a message with pictures of faces, landscapes or 3D letters accompanied by a phrase. In the struggle for recognition worldwide in 2005 I was pioneer in … Continue reading

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Liu Bolin, The Invisible Man

Liu Bolin aka “The Invisible Man” paints himself to disappear into the background. His camouflages address important sociopolitical issues, the series “Hiding in the City” (in 2005)  “after the Chinese police destroyed Suo Jia Cun, the Beijing artists’ village in which … Continue reading

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Threshold by James Hopkins

Threshold is a sculpture by UK artist James Hopkins that looks like three different numbers (1,2,3) depending on the viewing angle. It was recently installed outside the Florentium development in Prague. Website via [Creative Review] [Laughing Squid]

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Huge Drawings that Jump Out of the Wall

Fiona Tang is an art student at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver who creates huge drawings that seem to jump out of the wall. Fiona uses a technique called trompe l’oeil which with a variety of media like charcoal, acrylic paint, … Continue reading

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