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56 Creative Optical Illusions

From Floating Wine Bottles to Faux Flying

— June 9, 2010 — Art & Design
These creative optical illusions take place everywhere from the streets to magazines or even in your bedroom. Whether it's home decor that blows your mind or photography that captures things unlike they are in reality, illusions surround us in our everyday life.

Curious to find out more about creative optical illusions? Flick through the photos above to be shocked, dazzled and puzzled.

Implications - The magic of illusion is a popular concept adopted by many businesses that are trying to make their ads more appealing. The avoidance of straight-forward imagery allows unlimited creative freedom for companies trying to attract the imaginative consumer. Not only will businesses be inspired, but consumers will give more than just a glance at what's being sold.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Misleading Virtual Reality
Misleading Virtual Reality
The Body Transfer Illusion Places People in a Realistic Virtual World
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54
Illusionads For Shoes
Illusionads For Shoes
Scholl Makes Dangerous Slippery Scenarios Safe
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53
Optical Illusion Raingear
Optical Illusion Raingear
Hooded Mackinaw Jacket Appears Demi From a Distance
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52
Monstrous Mirrortography
Monstrous Mirrortography
Jan von Holleben's Illusory 'My Army of Monsters' Set
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51
LED Illusion Clocks
LED Illusion Clocks
A Motorized Transforming Timepiece from the Future
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50
Optical Illusion Tic-Tac-Toe
Optical Illusion Tic-Tac-Toe
The XO Game
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49
Illusory Sneakers
Illusory Sneakers
Pierre Hardy's Perspective Cubes Feature a Freaky 3D Pattern
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48
Optical Illusion Seating
Optical Illusion Seating
The All Wood Minja Kolehmainen 'Side Chair' Looks Like Fabric
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47
Faux Window Frames
Faux Window Frames
Reveal from Adam Frank Lets You Fake a Beautiful View
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46
Gravity Defying Wine Bottles
Gravity Defying Wine Bottles
The Chain Stand
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45
Insect Infested Place Settings
Insect Infested Place Settings
Ants on My Plate is a Creepy Crawly Optical Illusion
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44
Transparent Seating
Transparent Seating
The Invisibles by Tokujin Yoshioka is an Optical Illusion
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43
3d Illusion Shelves
3d Illusion Shelves
The Bjorn Jorund Blikstad Imeuble is Inspired by the Rubik's Cube
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42
Wealth Illusion Wallets
Wealth Illusion Wallets
Look Like You've Got a Stack of Bills on Hand with the Loaded Wallet
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41
Fancy Floatographs
Fancy Floatographs
Jan von Holleben Creates Classy Illusions of Floating for 'The Snowbed'
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40
Optical Illusion Furniture
Optical Illusion Furniture
No. 8 Huit Sofa
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39
Fake Sky Painting
Fake Sky Painting
Illusion Billboard For Berger Paints Shows Their True Colors
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38
Mosquito Curtains
Mosquito Curtains
Removable Screens For Your Porch
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37
Optical Illusion Curtains
Optical Illusion Curtains
Swarovski VEIL Has Hidden Mona Lisa
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36
Geek Chic Illusion Drapes
Geek Chic Illusion Drapes
ASCII Computer Code Curtains
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35
Optical Illusion Furniture II
Optical Illusion Furniture II
B&B Italia Moon by Zaha Hadid
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34
Fluttua
Fluttua
Optical Illusion Floating Bed
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33
Moving Presidential Body Paint
Moving Presidential Body Paint
Group Illusion Reveals Obama's Face From the Proper Angle
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32
Illusion Shadow Art
Illusion Shadow Art
Cool Creations Made From Junk Look Like Silhouettes
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31
Optical Illusion Ads
Optical Illusion Ads
Touch Someone with a Letter
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30
Eye-Tricking Street Art
Eye-Tricking Street Art
The John Pugh Murals Make You See What is Not Really There
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29
Water-Flinging Gymnastics
Water-Flinging Gymnastics
The Nick Rudnicki 'Heroes' Series is Dramatically Set
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28
Optical Illusion Seating
Optical Illusion Seating
Mathia Bengtsson's Paper Chair is a Confusing Delight
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27
Distorted Perspective Art
Distorted Perspective Art
The Jan Von Holleben ' The Theatre' Collection Tricks the Eye
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26
Photographic Illusions
Photographic Illusions
Michael Kai's ‘This Side Up' Collection
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25
Optical Illusion Shelves
Optical Illusion Shelves
The Mini Warp Bookshelf by Onur Mustak Cobanli
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24
Optical Illusion Decor
Optical Illusion Decor
Felice Varini's 3D Rooms
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23
Blackboard Combats
Blackboard Combats
The Best Chalkboard Game Since Hangman
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22
Angels & Demons Editorials
Angels & Demons Editorials
Italian Vogue March 2010 Features ‘The Great Illusion'
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21
Optical Illusion Bikes
Optical Illusion Bikes
Gustavo Huertas' Op ART Bicycle Design Will Cause Car Accidents
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20
Optical Illusion Curtains
Optical Illusion Curtains
Give the Impression of a Large Living Space with Photographic Curtains
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19
Subway Floodvertising
Subway Floodvertising
Brazilian Advertising Campaign for the Movie 2012 Fakes Subway Flood
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18
Optical Illusion Sportsvertising
Optical Illusion Sportsvertising
Mammoth Mountain Ski Uses Bill(snow)boarding For Attention
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17
Waterfall Sinks 2
Waterfall Sinks 2
CBD Glass Studio Designs
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16
Body Mosaics
Body Mosaics
Intricate Patterns Coat the Body Like a Blank Canvas
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15
Optical Illusion Photos
Optical Illusion Photos
Perfect Angle Photography
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14
Fake Flood 3D Chalk
Fake Flood 3D Chalk
The Road River By Edgar Muller Is World's Largest 3D Graffiti
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13
Reality Shocktography
Reality Shocktography
10 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped
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12
Urban Illusion Immersion Paintings
Urban Illusion Immersion Paintings
Massive 3D Street Art by Edgar Muller
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11
Pavement Illusions (UPDATE)
Pavement Illusions (UPDATE)
3D Drawings On Concrete Canvas
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10
Modern Illusionist Photography
Modern Illusionist Photography
The Work of Christophe Gilbert
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9
Perfect Angle Photography
Perfect Angle Photography
Mighty Optical Illusions
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8
3D Illusion Chalk Drawings II
3D Illusion Chalk Drawings II
The Work of Kurt Wenner
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7
3D Living Wallpaper (UPDATE)
3D Living Wallpaper (UPDATE)
The Work of Emma Hack
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6
3D Illusion Chalk Drawings
3D Illusion Chalk Drawings
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5
3D Illusory Graffiti
3D Illusory Graffiti
Chalk Ice Age Hits Ireland With Incredible Ice Crevasse
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4
Optical Illusion Wallpaper
Optical Illusion Wallpaper
Warped Wall Coverings
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3
Optical Illusion Body Painting
Optical Illusion Body Painting
Creative Paint Job Turns Three People Into the Image of a Tiger
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2
Magical Body Painting
Magical Body Painting
Makeup Artist Danielle Fonseca's Illusion Transformations
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1
3D Floor Murals
3D Floor Murals
10 Incredible Optical Illusion Designs to Floor Your Friends
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