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2D Illustrations Seem to Pop Out of Lined Notebook Pages

It would be easy to mistake these images for three-dimensional bas reliefs, but they’re actually completely flat, two-dimensional drawings. Artist João A. Carvalho (aka J Desenhos) creates convincing illusions where it seems his drawings are popping out of a notebook’s ...
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Parquet: Is it a Rug or a Sculpture?

It’s hard not to be confused by this new piece by Daniella Mooney. Seemingly a wood parquet floor climbs up over a wooden chair, changing into a thick, flowing rug. Even on second glance the illusion is hard to shake. ...
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3D Elevator Illusion Shocks London Shoppers

If you saw a warning sign outside an elevator shaft, would you still press the button and wait for the doors to open, or would you take the stairs? In the case of one London elevator, if you did wait, ...