Cylindrical mirror illusions are a fun and interesting way of manipulating recognizable images from seemingly abstract patterns.
The art technique, known as anamorphosis, involves drawing the supposedly abstract image on paper while looking at the cylindrical mirror rather than the drawing surface.
Perhaps anamorphism could catch on in as subliminal advertising in the commercial world of billboard or print ads. What do you think?
Implications - The captivating element of illusion brings an artistic tone to products that arouses curiosity and intrigue. Simple images can be too predictable and lack the creativity needed to attract viewers. Manipulation and surreal themes are more captivating and can be an effective strategy in marketing to draw in consumers who will appreciate the creativity and care a brand puts into their product.
Cylindrical Illusions Manipulate Patterns Into Masterpieces
Howard Wu — May 11, 2009 — Art & Design