Illusion meets reality

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December 28, 2012
Illusion meets reality.

ThumbIt’s not uncommon for those who find themselves working in the creative arts to be thought of as magicians. After all, starting with nothing and winding up with brilliance (after pulling an all-nighter) is sometimes nothing short of supernatural.

But YouTube sensation Brusspup has taken the art of illusion to a whole new level with his mind-blowing work of anamorphic perspective.

In his recently released video, the enigmatic artist shows us unsuspecting viewers a series of household items — think a Rubik’s Cube, roll of tape, and tennis shoe — before pulling the rug out from under us. By simply turning the paper, what our minds believed were three-dimensional objects are revealed to be genius displays of anamorphic art.

Seeing is believing, so take a look for yourself.

Make the magic happen yourself by printing out the same images found in the video, courtesy of Brusspup:

Rubik's cube

Have you used optical illusions in your work? What effects did you achieve? Let us know in the comments.

Stacey Kole

Stacey Kole is a freelance writer and former magazine editor. When she’s not crafting copy or chasing after her two little boys, Stacey can be found drinking coffee, tea, or anything else with caffeine. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter.

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