Ukrainian Artist Oleg Shuplyak Hidden Figure Paintings Are Breathtaking Optical Illusions

Ukranian architect Oleg Shuplyak designs buildings for a living, but MrOlik, his pseudonym, creates paintings that are a world of their own.

With an architect’s eye for detail and structure, Shuplyak’s paintings are also highly inventive optical illusions that double as portraits of other artists and historical figures. His primary technique, which he’s been refining since 1992, masks portraits within larger depictions of figures and landscapes. What looks like a woman seated in front of a table with a white tablecloth up close can also be seen as a portrait of Salvador Dali from afar. Continue reading »

36 Photographs Of Crazy Optical Illusions That Broke The Internet


The rear end and head and shoulders of Eurasier dogs Tinu and Uno are seen from behind a tree as their handler holds onto their leads during the launch of the Crufts dog show in Green Park, central London, February 24, 2004. (Photo by Natasha-Marie Brown/Reuters) Continue reading »

This Artist Creates Amazing 3D Optical Illusions Using Simple Lines

Katy Ann Gilmore is a Los Angles-based artist. She has a degree in mathematics so it’s not hard to see where she takes most of her inspiration from – her works are highly detailed, rhythmic and symmetrical, much like an elegant equation. Continue reading »

Russian Duo Creates Sleek Optical Illusion Portraits That Will Inspire Your Day

Coming to you Russian duo from Moscow, the _ Humiforms_ project is a surreal mix of fashion and optical illusions. Made by photography duo Alexander Khokhlov and Veronika Ershova the show sees fashion models changing into everyday objects. Continue reading »

Optical Illusion ‘Wet’ T-Shirts Show Off The Body You Worked So Little For

If you use more chewing muscles than gym facilities, you might imagine that your dream abs are still a little ways down the road. Luckily, a visibly super-toned body is now attainable, and the only thing you have to change about yourself is the top you’re wearing. Continue reading »

This Rug Is Designed To Create An Optical Illusion That Looks Like There’s A Hole In The Floor

Scottish designer Scott Jarvie, has created the Void Rug, a 100% merino wool floor rug that when placed on the floor and viewed from a certain angle, it gives an illusion of depth. Continue reading »

Designer Puts The “Suit” In Wetsuit With $3,900 Optical Illusion

If you thought business suits and surfing culture were mutually exclusive, you probably haven’t seen Thom Browne’s new wetsuit. Photos of the hand-crafted $3,900 haute couture item have been doing the rounds online ever since it was launched as part of the designer’s Spring/Summer collection, for being styled as a business suit. Continue reading »

See The Optical Illusion Noise-Canceling Headphone Ads That Got Cannes Listening

To echo the quality of JBL’s noise-canceling headphones and translate it onto paper, creative agency Cheil Hong Kong brilliantly designed a set of visual ads that will have people all eyes and ears. Continue reading »

“Geometric Variants”, An Optical Illusion Photography Project By Erika Zolli

Known for its surreal and dreamlike vision, Erika Zolli’s photography combines the compositional force of abstraction with the emotional power of magical realism, leading those who look to a very particular and completely new aesthetic. Continue reading »

Japanese T-Shirt Uses Optical Illusion To Give Breasts To Even The Flat-Chested

Japanese fashion company ekoD Works has a unique sensibility. The company touts itself as specializing in “humorous art and design.” Continue reading »

This Campaign Promotes Pet Adoption Through Brilliant Optical Illusion Photos

We all know that photography can be a powerful tool for sending a message. A recent campaign from an animal shelter in India is a beautiful example how photography conveys a strong message and calls to action.

A series of photos created for ‘World for All’ shows that there’s always room for a pet in a family, and these pictures show it in a very smart and unique way. They resemble the double meaning optical illusions; only they were made through photos, not drawings. Photographer Amol Jadhav took photos of families and used background, shadows, and lights to create a blank space shaped like an animal. Continue reading »

Mindblowing Optical Illusion Rooms By Peter Kogler Will Give You Vertigo

With dizzying wall graphics reminiscent of warped funhouse mirrors, artist Peter Kogler transforms ordinary galleries, transit centers, and lobbies into near hallucinatory experiences. For over 30 years, the Austrian artist has worked at the intersection of architecture and new media to construct both immersive environments and sculptural elements that seems to redefine physical spaces. By plastering walls with optical illusions he challenges a viewer’s sense of depth (and sanity) with his ambitious monochromatic installations of repeating patterns that incorporate pipes, ants, and bold snake-like patterns. Continue reading »

Optical Illusion Graffiti Creates Portal To A Parallel Universe On The Side Of A Building

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Parisian graffiti artist Astro contorts flat architectural facades into illusory vortexes with a vibrant graphic twist. His painted patterns combine smooth, swirling curves and calligraphy with sharper shapes in dynamically detailed designs that are eye-catching on their own; and, as if to suck his viewers farther into each piece, he adds the appearance of dark, receding chasms, tunneling deep into the walls. Continue reading »

This Unique New Bookstore In China Is Filled With Optical Illusions

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A new bookstore has recently opened in Hangzhou, China, and the inside is kind of amazing to see. The store is located just above the main plaza, within the commercial center of Star Avenue, in the Binjiang District, and adjacent to Qiantang River. The bookstore, designed by XL-MUSE, has been designed so the spaces seem huge and never-ending. Continue reading »

Body Artist Emma Fay Transforms Models Into Animals In Mind-Bending Optical Tricks

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There is something frightening and at the same time appealing in the living sculptures of 27-year-old British artist Emma Fay. Body art in conjunction with the flexibility of acrobats and fantasy of the artist using water-based paints, a brush and sponge, is transformed into a beautiful work of art. Continue reading »