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'Truly's' Colorful Basketball Court Creates an Optical Illusion

 - Aug 14, 2017
References: truly-design & designboom
A group of urban artists working under the collective name 'Truly' designed a colorful basketball court that features an artistic optical illusion that changes based on the vantage point of the player.

The mesmerizing combination of patterns and colors distort the senses and reveal the words "Growth" and "Rhythm," printed boldly among the three-dimensional imagery. The project relied largely on "anamorphic art" -- a practice that generates paintings that are altered by the viewer's perspective. The basketball court project aimed to teach students ranging from middle school to university about using art to warp a sense of space while creating a dynamic setting.

'Playground' was designed in the northern Italian city of Turin for the city's architecture festival.

Photo Credits: designboom, truly-design