Hinge Packing Tape Creates Optical Illusion of Age

By: Elsa Blaine - Published: Jul 12, 2010 • References: mmiinn & illusion.scene360
Packing tape becomes attention-grabbing in the hands of designers Hyoungmin Park and Jeongmin Lee of Mmiinn. A strip of their adhesive X-tape printed with a row of realistic-looking antique brass hinges gives ordinary shipping cartons a historic trunk effect.

Don’t stop with cardboard boxes, though. Use the ‘hinge tape’ to create optical illusions of openings on other objects too. All you would need to do is draw or paint a line joining up the hinges and any flat surface would instantly look like it could fold. Stats for Illusory Adhesives Trending: Older & Mild
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