3D Illusions

A selection of optical illusions that in some manner create the appearance of three dimensions, whether through anamorphism, tricks of perspective or via other means. In particular be sure to check out some of the 3d chalk drawings from artists such as Julian Beever and Kurt Wenner.

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3D Loch Ness monster art illusion
Added: February 12, 2013 | 1 comment
This is a wonderful 3D illusion of a serpent in water which resembles the Loch Ness monster from the Scottish Highlands, possibly one of the worlds best known cryptids. This very creative piece of art...

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3D family of bears illusion
Added: January 31, 2013 | 0 comments
This outdoor optical illusion drawing of a family of bears was created by Russian-born artist Nikolaj Arndt who is well known for his amazing 3D art illustrations both indoor and outdoor using chalk a...

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Carlsberg 3D White Cliffs of Dover
Added: April 7, 2011 | 2 comments
Here's a truly impressive advertisement for Carlsberg using 3D projection mapping on England's White Cliffs of Dover. Moving images are projected on to the cliff face creating a realistic three-dimens...

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Public lavatory false wall
Added: January 15, 2010 | 13 comments
Bringing a whole new meaning to the term 'public lavatory' this piece of artwork featured on a far wall brings added depth to the room and showing what it might be like if other people were in there u...

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Nail Biter Bag Illusion
Added: September 20, 2009 | 10 comments
Here's a novel way to promote a product, this carrier bag for something called "Stop 'n Grow" presumably designed to stop compulsive nail-biting has its handles positioned so that it looks as though t...

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Earthquake Billboard Illusion
Added: September 16, 2009 | 8 comments
Introducing the launch of our new Youtube channel this first video shows the Red Cross earthquake billboard illusion we featured recently. We'll be posting up a number of videos covering optical illus...

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DHL China Pavement Art Flipped
Added: September 14, 2009 | 6 comments
This is another view of the promotional DHL pavement chalk drawing from Julian Beever - this time shown upside-down. The delivery appears to be getting dropped down from the ceiling and looks even mor...

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DHL China Pavement Art
Added: September 14, 2009 | 9 comments
Julian Beever returns with another impressive 3d perspective chalk drawing, this one is a promotion for DHL and shows a hole to China through which a delivery is being passed. It would be handy if it ...

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Square and Cross Room
Added: August 29, 2009 | 15 comments
This remarkable perspective illusion was created by artist Felice Varini, the lines drawn on the wall produce the effect of a two-dimensional square and cross that appear to exist in three-dimensional...

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Bjorn Borg Hollow Face
Added: August 29, 2009 | 7 comments
This picture of Bjorn Borg created and used in experiments at Uppsala University in Sweden appears to be convex in that it is raised outwards from the frame towards you. In reality the image is actual...

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Bottomless Elevator
Added: June 11, 2009 | 40 comments
Here's a trick to play on someone, take one elevator and paint the bottom of it with an anamorphic illusion to make it look as though it has no floor. This fellow doesn't want to stand on it and I don...

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Iskander
Added: June 3, 2009 | 5 comments
This 3d floor illusion was created by Kurt Wenner at the National Museum of Singapore. It depicts Iskander, the last king of Singapore in the 14th century....

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Brass Band Street Art
Added: June 3, 2009 | 8 comments
An anamorphic 3d chalk drawing of a band playing with a marine theme, the band appars to be bursting out of the pavement along with a number of lobsters and fish....

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Bleue Beer
Added: June 3, 2009 | 11 comments
A julian Beever chalk drawing of a crate and bottle of beer as part of a promotional campaign. In this one you can see the instructions for where to stand on the ground when viewing the image for the ...

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Buenos Aires Street Art
Added: June 3, 2009 | 7 comments
Street artist Julian Beever sits on a rock as part of his chalk drawing of a hole in the pavement filled with water and ants for a promotional campaign....

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Earthquake Illusion Back
Added: May 29, 2009 | 8 comments
This impressive illusion was created as part of a campaign by the American Red Cross to raise awareness with regard to earthquakes. The vehicle is painted to show an earthquake ravaged version of the ...

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Earthquake Illusion Front
Added: May 29, 2009 | 6 comments
This impressive illusion was created as part of a campaign by the American Red Cross to raise awareness with regard to earthquakes. The vehicle is painted to show an earthquake ravaged version of the ...

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3d Floor Tiles
Added: May 28, 2009 | 13 comments
This photograph of the floor tiles in Basilica of St. John Lateran demonstrates an optical illusion that produces a three-dimensional effect. The actual floor tiles are completely flat however the pat...

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German Billboard Illusion
Added: May 25, 2009 | 8 comments
Some advertisers use optical illusions to draw attention to and promote their products. This billboard photographed in Germany is completely flat but appears to have both inclining and extruding secti...

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