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Portraiture in the architecture
Two people (Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís Benet), a few buidlings, plenty of optical madness.
Nikola Olic – Buildings without a limit
Serbian photographer Nikola Olic lives in Dallas, Texas. His photographs testify to his mad love of buildings and cities. Their architectures are the occasion to get lost in the most derange perspectives.
The illusions machine of Kokichi Sugihara
Kokichi Sugihara teaches at the Meiji University in Tokyo and presented a superb optical illusion.
Big fake words in a gymnasium
After the photo, a video showing how you can write so big words hanging in the middle of a gymnasium.
In The Gym from Doyle Partners on Vimeo.
How to slow cars with an optical illusion?
An anamorphosis is used to show something that is only recognizable from a certain location and in a certain angle. Most of them are classically hidden inside paintings. But a city decided to use one anamorphosis to make car drivers believe that there is a child playing on the road, forcing them to slow down… where children may play and be at risk from speeding cars.
It would have been even better in open air. But this one is already quite nice.
Architectural Illusion from an Optical Projection
Very impressive demonstration of what can be done with a beautiful video projection when it uses as best as possible technical means to make appear what is often ready to become a full blown optical illusion… in architecture.
The designer: www.projectieopgebouwen.nl.
M.C. Escher in LEGO bricks
M.C.Escher paintings and engravings are playing havoc with perspective and the way our senses and brain build and internal image of what is visible. I would not believe it possible to reproduce them with such a rigid structure as the one provided by Lego bricks.
Andrew Lipson is not the guy to be stopped by mere impossibility. He started with a simple deformation:
After this little play, he went to much more serious work, one engraving that is not possible in the real world. A few inconsistencies, but a good copy of one of the most famous M.C.Escher paintings:
My preference goes to Relativity (and what it reminds me of the movie “The name of the rose“, with Sean Connery):
Then, a completely warped perspective made out of these little LEGO bricks: