71 posts tagged Optical illusion
71 posts tagged Optical illusion
Do you remember those 3D Magic Eye posters that were so popular in the 90s? If you could see the hidden images, they were entertaining, but for those who couldn’t they could be infuriating. Those images are called Autostereograms. Canadian indie rock band Young Rival worked with Jared Raab and Tomasz Dysinski to create an animated autostereogram music video for their song “Black Is Good”.
Just like with the posters, seeing the hidden images requires relaxing your vision and trying to focus through or behind your monitor. We were able to make it work at regular size, but the band recommends watching it fullscreen at 1080p HD. Good luck!
"I hope the Wall is high enough."
Today the Department of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork pays a visit to Bishop’s Square in Spitalfields, London where HBO commissioned 3D Joe and Max (previously featured here) to created this spectacular anamorphic street painting of The Wall from Game of Thrones.
Visit Dailymail.co.uk for more photos of this amazing optical illusion.
Cake is awesome. No matter where you are, what day it is, time it is, what you’re wearing or what the weather is like, it’s always a good time for cake. And besides just eating it ourselves, giving cake to someone else is also awesome. You can use it to wish them a happy birthday, congratulate them, cheer them up or simply say, “I think you’re swell.” But giving someone cake isn’t always that simple. Perhaps they’re far away. Cake doesn’t generally make it through the mail unharmed.
But wait, Sandra Denneler of SheKnows.com has come up with an amazing way to send a mouthwatering slice of cake to anyone anywhere - or at least anywhere the mail goes. And thanks to her DIY
recipe tutorial, you can do it too. Sanda calls these creations Cake Postcards. They look just like the real thing, but they’ll never get crushed or spoil:
"Imagine how happy and excited you’d be, if you went to your mailbox one day and pulled out a slice of cake. Now you can surprise friends and family (and probably even your mail carrier), with this three-dimensional, mailable postcard, cleverly disguised as cake. With only five ingredients in this crafty recipe — a large sponge, spray paint, caulk, spray adhesive and heavy paper — it’s a piece of cake. Literally. Postage is around $3 per slice, but the reaction from the recipient will be priceless."
[via Design Taxi]
Today the Department of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork checks in on New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani (previously featured here), who continues to transform public spaces with his playful geometric tape installations.
"For however briefly, I am trying to offer people a chance to step into a different New York than they are used to seeing, and in turn, momentarily escape from routine schedules and lives. We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape. I try to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely , and unexpectedly ‘disconnect’ from their reality."
These awesome examples of anamorphic artwork were created by Truly Design, an Italian graffiti crew-turned art and design collective. The crew keep busy working in the fields of illustration, fine art, graphic design, and even teaching, but it’s their clever and beautifully executed anamorphic street art that really stops us in our tracks.
Hey looks, it’s a box full of money, what’s so awesome about that?
It’s awesome because it isn’t really a cardboard box full of money. It’s a wooden sculpture and it’s the work of American artist Randall Rosenthal. Randall uses nothing but carefully carved Vermont white pine and skillfully applied acrylic paint to make pieces of wood perfectly mimic stacks of newspapers, comic books, trading cards and currency. The box of cash pictured here began as three pieces of wood glued together to form a solid block.
One of the most amazing things about Randall’s artwork is that he never works from photos or models, but instead relies only on a mental image as his guide.
Click here for a complete series of process photos of Randall’s amazing cardboard box full of cash.
It’s Brilliant Boxes Day on Geyser of Awesome!
It’s been too long since we last checked in on a certain Japanese art student named Hikaru Cho (previously featured here) and her awesomely unsettling painting skills. As you may recall, she primarily uses acrylic paints to give herself and others fantastic (and sometimes fantastically horrifying) physical attributes such as buttons, laces, zippers, extra eyes or mouths, plug sockets and more.
Today we discovered that, in addition to creating ever-more convincing physical illusions, Cho has broadened her amazing skills to transforming pieces of food into very convincing likenesses of exactly the sorts of food they are not. Is that a tiny eggplant? Nope. It’s an egg. And that cute little orange is really a tomato. We love it.
In Cho’s wickedly skilled hands, nothing is what it seems and we aren’t even sure we’re awake.
Follow Hikaru Cho here on tumblr for a regular dose of the surreal.
"I yam what I yam, and that’s all what I yam."
And what I yam is this clever Popeye the Sailor tattoo. It was created by tattoo artist Alina Fokina, located in the Ufa, Russia. The use of the subject’s actual hand and playful perspective are nothing short of awesome. The only thing missing from this photo is a can of spinach.
Perhaps the only thing better than a humongous burrito is a humongous burrito that’s actually a delicious cake. This awesome burrito cake was created by Elizabeth Marek of the Artisan Cake Company in Beaverton, OR.
Big enough to feed about 20 people, Elizabeth’s Realistic Burrito Cake is made of chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse filling wrapped in a tortilla made of fondant. The scorch marks on the tortilla were created using a crème brûlée torch and make the edible illusion even more convincing. The guacamole and sour cream are both buttercream. With the exception of the aluminum foil, all of the tasty details (including the napkin) were made using fondant.
Visit the Artisan Cake Company on Facebook to check out more of Elizabeth’s amazing sculpted cakes.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
Believe it or not, this is actually the second realistic burrito cake that we’ve featured here on the Geyser of Awesome. Click here to view the first.
South Korean artist Oh Seung Yul creates mouthwatering hyper-realistic noodle dishes that are completely inedible but still all kinds of awesome. Made using synthetic resin, the noodles are held by actual pairs of chopsticks and dangle 12 feet above bowls containing beautifully rendered broth and other ingredients.
"Everything is articulated, from the individual noodles to the carrots and clams. Yul has considered even the gesture of slurping this food. He has colored the noodle mass in such a way that you feel a rush of broth dripping from the chopsticks."