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.
Posts Tagged ‘optical illusion’
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.