New trends often build on old classics, and Sleeveface is no exception. This internet phenomenon revives old vinyls by inviting people to augment any part of their body with record sleeve(s) to create an optical illusion. The resulting funny pictures are then shared with the world online. You might not have an old record player to listen to your vinyls on, but if you happen to acquire an old vinyl record, a camera of any kind and have a vivid imagination, you can become a part of Sleeveface as well.
Posts Tagged ‘optical illusion’
I swear this cute Tyrannosaurus Rex cut-out is curiously turning its head as I move! Creepy? Fake? Wait until 1:30 when the explanation starts. Impressive optical illusion is created of several smartly cut and together glued pieces of cardboard. Mind blowing!
Flatlight is a clever 2D contemporary candleholder made to trick the eye into seeing it as a 3D form. The design resembles a classical candeholder stripped down to its most basic wireframe form . It is a functional design piece with a twist that merges the 2D & 3D worlds.
Veil, by Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita, can look like a simple draped cloth at first. That’s until you recognize that the cloth’s folds have been painstakingly arranged to create the profile shadow of a beautiful woman. Shadow art is Yamashita’s specialty, as she has done quite a few exhibits that play with light. You can see some more of her work here.
Make sure to watch it until the end for full effect! The video was shot by Rayban to advertise their sunglasses, and it seems to be inspired by a similar anamorphic illusion video from YouTube user Brusspup, who uses the same music and a similar technique and presentation.
To mock the trend of photographing legs in front of a pool or on a beach, Hot Dog Legs Tumblr blog started taking pictures of hot dogs, which actually look a lot like tanned legs! Take a look at the pictures below and try to guess – hot dogs or legs?
Needless to say, high school not only gives you academic knowledge, but also forms a great deal of who you are. Understanding that, Stephen Doyle, Creative Director at Doyle Partners, applied typographic anamorphism to create indoor illusions in two high schools in NY. The series entail large scale prints of important characteristics that are vital in […]
Magic & realism – the two don’t really match, do they? But Rob Gonsalves, a Canadian painter of magic realism, demonstrates great skills in merging the two different worlds in his unique and surrealistic optical illusion artworks. Inspired by such great artists as Dali, Tanguy, Magritte and Escher, Gonsalves developed his own unique style by combining his architectural knowledge with the love for painting.