“Coloring meets funhouse mirror magic” –  A Review

“Coloring meets funhouse mirror magic” – A Review

The following review of Morph-O-Scopes Kits appeared  in the September 2010 CoolMomPicks. We learned of it only recently! The review is reprinted here with permission of Liz Gumbinner, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief of CoolMomPicks.com. “I’m not going to lie...
Ive got it!

Ive got it!

Oh, I wish I were able to afford everything Jony Ive serves up for Apple, but at least I get to drool over products and concepts he and Apple newbie Marc Newson will be concocting for our appreciative palates. Legions of us are terribly grateful for their exquisite...
5 Reasons NOT to Buy Morph-O-Scopes Kits, Packets & Party  Fun Packs

5 Reasons NOT to Buy Morph-O-Scopes Kits, Packets & Party Fun Packs

1. You might get a concussion (smacking yourself in the forehead and moaning, “Why didn’t I buy these sooner?!”) 2. Your heart could race (“Why are the kids being so quiet in the other room?”) 3. You’ll think you’re hallucinating (What?! Do I really see them sharing a...
Negative and Positive: Optical Illusions and Anamorphosis

Negative and Positive: Optical Illusions and Anamorphosis

I adore negatives that are also positives – anything that can be seen more than one way. I grin like a fool at two-toned silk fabric, figure/ground logos, mowed baseball fields, vacuumed-patterned rugs, and even double entendres like Flintstones’ slogan...
Optical Illusions for Ray-Ban by Brusspup – Awesome!

Optical Illusions for Ray-Ban by Brusspup – Awesome!

The first video below – Brusspup’s Rubik’s Cube – went viral this year. I know because customers from all over the world who loved and bought Morph-O-Scopes from me at the Ventures Store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market were excited to...
Early Holiday Gifts from Brusspup

Early Holiday Gifts from Brusspup

One of my favorite optical illusionists, Brusspup, is at it again with his latest anamorphic tricks.  I understand he shoots photos of simple oblects like those in the photo below, skews the images in Photoshop, prints them, trims the paper, and positions the skewed...
31 Days of Halloween Art Skulls

31 Days of Halloween Art Skulls

Endlessly thrilling! Endlessly terrifying! Endlessly inspiring! Over this past year I came across some very ingenious, very creative skull images from around the world. Visit my blog every day throughout October to enjoy the entire collection. By Halloween...
All Mediums are Huge – #2 – Anamorphic Apple Slices

All Mediums are Huge – #2 – Anamorphic Apple Slices

The most exciting interactive art today in public and private spaces – hands down – is anamorphic art – in all its variations! Google alerts show it’s spreading across the globe like wildfire! Anamorphic art inspires with its ingenuity. The...
San Francisco’s Got Tunnel Vision! But Utah Started It!

San Francisco’s Got Tunnel Vision! But Utah Started It!

Displayed in a BART station under San Francisco is a 3-D total-immersion optical illusion tunnel wrap of Utah’s Delicate Arch. Watch as commuters experience the astonishing merging of a  glorious Utah desert panorama:  Delicate Arch...
The World Was Supposed to End Last Week.

The World Was Supposed to End Last Week.

On schedule, July 16, 2011. A grassy 3-D slant anamorphosis optical illusion globe entitled “Qui Croire?” (“Who to Believe?”),  designed by French artist François Abélanet to focus attention on environmental issues, was to have been removed...
Deception. It’s All in Your Point of View!

Deception. It’s All in Your Point of View!

Joseph Egan and Hunter Thompson are first year Graphic Design Communication Students currently studying at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London. Exploring the relationship between graphic design and architecture, they learned about master artist Felice...
How Cracker Jack Changed My Life

How Cracker Jack Changed My Life

August 1950. A magical month for 8 year-olds at the Jersey Shore. We got 25₵ each day to spend anyway we wished, on comic books (10₵) or candy or games at the arcade! Our best fun adventure, though, was crawling under the boardwalk to find fallen treasure –...
Anamorphosis Smarty Pants!

Anamorphosis Smarty Pants!

Gutsy enough to send  corrections to a dictionary or encyclopedia? What do you think of people who do? Are they just “smarty pants”? Well, meet Smarty Pants Me! Decades ago I sent a note to  Webster’s New World Dictionary about their strangely illustrated abacus.  As...