Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
A Dodecahedron is a 12 faced polyhedron with 20 verticals and thirty edges. It's a 3D geometric object. You can see the example in the first image below. The optical illusion behind this installment is obvious only when you see the second photo. Dodecahedron Optical Illusion is composed of a bunch of random floating chunks of wood. As they appear to be randomly spread around the area, when viewed from the correct angle they form a perfect Dodecahedron. More precisely, this installment is created from dozens of seemingly random positioned parts that obtain cohesive structure only when viewed from certain angle. Bunch of similar examples can be found on this site. Starting from Felice Varini's circles, all the way to Bicycle Installment and that strange installment from Hungary. I'm not quite sure who is the artist behind this amazing illusion, but if you find some info, be sure to share through comments.
Once again Mighty Optical Illusions website proudly brings new optical illusion that hopefully will become as famous as the Spinning Girl did in the past. Remember when we first posted Spinning Girl illusion, it was later reposted on all the famous websites across the internet. The artwork was created by Peter 'Def' Oksbjerre, and the flash work was enhanced by Miguel Ortiz, and later by Anthony J. Foreman. I thank all three of you guys for your time. Now the illusion works like this: watch the spinning man, and you'll see him spin in one direction, but as soon as he rotates for 180 degrees, you'll see the switch in the direction of his movement, and he will spin differently. Let's see how long does it take for big websites to find this illusion and write about it. Remember, to see the freshest optical illusion on your PC desktop, Mac dashboard, iGoogle or Facebook profile, add the appropriate application. You can find them all at the top of the sidebar.
Let's give the author (Peter) opportunity to explain it himself: "Hi, Love your site. I was playing around with some particle-systems and depth-maps in AfterEffects and suddenly this guy showed up. I like how his legs get totally twisted in the middle of the spin. It works with the same principles as the Einstein and Chaplin-masks where you see the inside but it looks like the outside."
Monday, July 14, 2008
Clouds have to be cirrus, at least 20K feet in the air, with just the right amount of ice crystals and the sun has to hit the clouds at precisely 58 degrees.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Shahar Peleg is a multi-disciplined designer, who designs, develops and produces commercial products in small quantities. Shahar designs every-day objects with additional values which give them a fresh character. His experimentation with optical illusions and “magic” result in smart and surprising products that challenge the spectator to take a closer, more detailed look. His products are characterized by minimalist form and with the use of ordinary materials, usually produced in “low tech” production processes and at times even handmade.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
...a Hidden Horses Illusion! Bet you didn't saw this one coming. Today I bring you all new optical illusion, the type you have never seen before! Your assignment is to spot as many hidden horses in this fabulous image below. How many did you find? How long did it take? Yes, for those of you who are still not sure, there was an irony in my voice. I'm a little fed up with all these hidden horses by now. The authors should already run of them, if someone asks me. Still, it's a regular optical illusion, nice looking as well, and it would be a shame not to post it. I just hope this is the last one! If you have a spare time, you can help me gather all the horse illusions from this website, and point to them inside your comments. This way we'll see how many there were exactly, and we'll have them all in one place. My bet is a roundish number, something like 20 or so.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
What you can see in this post is an innovative guerrilla marketing campaign, done by the advertising company called Saatchi & Saachti. As you probably know, few weeks ago I've posted some naughty billboards done by the same company. The response was huge! This time I bring you Saatchi & Saachti's campaign for Folgers, that has turned some New York City manholes into STEAMING CUPS OF COFFEE! Another innovative example for coffee advertising can be seen on these cups. And another pothole advertising can be seen from these stickers. Choose what you like, but you'll have to love this idea. Just for info, this was done some months ago, but I have learned of it only now, so am posting it with a little delay. Hope you forgive me! Would be nice if they included some sort of coffee aroma, so that the sewer air that is coming from underneath don't make the contra-effect. This would not only be good for their advertising, but would but would in fact cause anti propaganda! What do you think? In the meantime, I'm gonna' fetch myself a cup of coffee!