Tag Archives: optical illusions

  • KFC Hot & Spicy Photoshop Campaign

    KFC Hot & Spicy Photoshop Campaign

    There’s something about the idea of fried chicken visually resembling explosive combustion that isn’t exactly appetizing to me, personally. But far be it for me to second-guess the latest ad campaign from KFC and advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong, especially since this KFC Hot & Spicy Photoshop campaign is probably one of the least bizarre […]

  • MoMA Design Trick Placemat

    MoMA Design Trick Placemat

    Placemats generally don’t expand one’s mind even if the eater is paying attention to it – the principle of “least objectionable programming” probably applies to most placemat designers. The Museum of Modern Art has a product that goes above and beyond the limits of perception usually observed by standard placemats: The MoMA Design Trick Placemat.  I […]

  • Optical Illusion Crosswalk Installed in Iceland

    Optical Illusion Crosswalk Installed in Iceland

    If you were driving down the street and saw the crosswalk in the above photo coming up in front of you, what would you do? If you haven’t been experiencing visual hallucinations long enough to make them no big deal, you’re probably gonna tap the brakes, right? That’s the idea behind the very real optical […]

  • The Void Rug: A Rug That Looks like a Big, Round Hole in Your Floor

    The Void Rug: A Rug That Looks like a Big, Round Hole in Your Floor

    Remember the “Portable Holes” in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and a million other assorted cartoons? No, they aren’t real, and they’re never going to be as long as the laws of physics remained unchanged. But Scottish product designer Scott Jarvie has come up with a pretty cool riff on the idea, simply called The Void […]

  • Street Art Optical Illusion Appears to Show Invisible Concrete

    Street Art Optical Illusion Appears to Show Invisible Concrete

    If you weren’t strolling through a certain part of the Czech Republic recently, you may have missed out on an extremely cool street art optical illusion that makes the concrete support it’s painted on appear to be invisible. The work would appear to be untitled but was originally posted on Facebook by a fan, a […]

  • MIMA Light: A House That Appears to Levitate

    MIMA Light: A House That Appears to Levitate

    Levitation is so hot right now – but if you’re not content with floating trees or chopsticks, you may not be satisfied until you can actually live in a house that floats a few feet above the ground (or appears to, anyway). For you, there’s the MIMA Light, a modular home with a built-in optical […]

  • ‘Top 10 Amazing Drawing Tricks’ by Howard Lee (Video)

    ‘Top 10 Amazing Drawing Tricks’ by Howard Lee (Video)

    In the fine art world, it is generally considered gauche to compile your own top 10 list, the thinking being that that duty should fall to appreciators of your work, rather than yourself. But artist Howard Lee took it upon himself to do the honors for his own work, and it’s hard to argue with […]

  • Alessandro Diddi’s Cool Anamorphic 3D Drawings (Pics and Video)

    Alessandro Diddi’s Cool Anamorphic 3D Drawings (Pics and Video)

    Anamorphic art, which creates a 3D optical illusion predicated upon a precise viewing angle, is one of those things that just never get old. Alessandro Diddi is an Italian illustrator who makes some of the best anamorphic illusions around, including a new batch that just hit the internet. Alessandro Diddi’s modus operandi is basically drawings that […]