Optical Illusionism

Trompe l'oeils offer an intelligent escape from reality
Implications - Consumers are no longer attracted to purely "pretty" items. The incorporation of optical illusions into products coincides with the desire for items that make people think, use their imagination, while at the same time escaping from the banality of everyday life. From home design to fashion prints, things are not always what they seem.
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Hot Top 6 Examples: 331,694 Total Clicks Mar 10 - Jun 10
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Optical Illusion Body Painting - Creative Paint Job Turns Three People Into the Image of a Tiger
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Viral 248,850 Clicks Pub: Mar 6, 10
Optical Illusion Body Painting
Creative Paint Job Turns Three People Into the Image of a Tiger
This is a really cool example of optical illusion body painting, in which the bodies of three people have been magically transformed into the image of a tiger. The optical illusion body painting process… [More]
Distorted Perspective Art - The Jan Von Holleben ' The Theatre' Collection Tricks the Eye
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V. Hot 19,308 Clicks Pub: Jun 2, 10
Distorted Perspective Art
The Jan Von Holleben ' The Theatre' Collection Tricks the Eye
The Jan Von Holleben ' The Theatre' collection is intriguing in a classic Holleben style that plays on perspective. Commissioned by 'Spleen-Youth-Theatre-Festival,' these photos were made possible with… [More]
Optical Illusion Seating - Mathia Bengtsson's Paper Chair is a Confusing Delight
SCORE: 6.5
V. Hot 16,413 Clicks Pub: Mar 31, 10
Optical Illusion Seating
Mathia Bengtsson's Paper Chair is a Confusing Delight
Mathia Bengtsson’s paper chair may looked inspired by the majestic creature the zebra, but it truly looks like a neat optical illusion. Using digital art to create this optical illusion look, it was also… [More]
Angels & Demons Editorials - Italian Vogue March 2010 Features ‘The Great Illusion'
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Hot 22,980 Clicks Pub: Mar 9, 10
Angels & Demons Editorials
Italian Vogue March 2010 Features ‘The Great Illusion'
Photographer Paolo Roversi plays with a variety of shadows and light in his latest editorial ‘The Great Illusion’ inside Italian Vogue March 2010. The story, which features model Lara Stone, plays on angels… [More]
Water-Flinging Gymnastics - The Nick Rudnicki 'Heroes' Series is Dramatically Set
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Warm 17,073 Clicks Pub: May 11, 10
Water-Flinging Gymnastics
The Nick Rudnicki 'Heroes' Series is Dramatically Set
Combining water with gymnastic routines was a stroke of genius, as you can see in the Nick Rudnicki 'Heroes' photo series. Accenting each fluid and gravity-defying movement, it dramatizes the entire scene.… [More]
Faux Window Frames - Reveal from Adam Frank Lets You Fake a Beautiful View
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Warm 7,070 Clicks Pub: Apr 7, 10
Faux Window Frames
Reveal from Adam Frank Lets You Fake a Beautiful View
Why buy a house with a beautiful view when you can project one with REVEAL from Adam Frank? REVEAL features incredibly detailed depictions of beautiful scenery, all at the touch of a button and a fraction… [More]