Data + Design Project

Ramon Bruin Plays Tricks on Your Eyes Using Just Pencil and Paper

Saturday 12.14.2013 , Posted by
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When viewed at just the right angle, Ramon Bruin’s pencil drawings appear to pop right off of the paper. The self-taught, freelance artist proves that he has mastered the art of anamorphism with his latest collection of optical illusions. His photorealistic images combined with eyeball trickery have landed him an article in the upcoming 2014 edition of Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Based in the Netherlands, Bruin has many other artistic talents outside of drawing- painting with oil, acrylics, watercolors, and most favorably an airbrush. With over 9 years of experience in airbrushing, including a graduation from the Airbrush Academie in Lelystad, Bruin is a professional airbrush artist. He started his own company called JJK Airbrush. [Read more...]


26 3-D Tattoos That Will Blow Your Mind

Sunday 08.11.2013 , Posted by

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Looking for inspiration for your next ink investment? Look no further than this amazing collection of 3d tattoo art! On Visual News, we’ve brought you numerous examples of 3d anamorphic illustrations on notebooks, sidewalks, and paper, but now we’re happy to present the same techniques applied to human skin! With ink, there is no erasing, and the level of skill that each of these tattoo artists has reached to make their art pop off the skin, is unbelievable. [Read more...]


Anamorphic Drawings Jump from the Page

Friday 07.12.2013 , Posted by

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From sidewalk art made with chalk, to images in folded notebooks, we’ve seen a lot of creative anamorphic drawings in the last years… but the examples here still stand out from the crowd. Why? Italian artist Alessandro Diddi has created perhaps the most believable 2D drawings we’ve ever seen appearing to leap from the page. Even with a close inspection it’s hard to tell what’s flat and what’s not. [Read more...]


Anamorphic Images Made from a Roomful of Stuff

Saturday 04.13.2013 , Posted by

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Although it’s a classic optical trick employed by the masters of old, anamorphic art has seen a major resurgence of interest lately. Long before the recent trend, however, Paris based artist Bernard Pras was creating room filling art pieces which at first look to be obsessively arranged piles of junk – step into the right place however and you are treated to a replication of a classic painting or famous portrait. [Read more...]


Felice Varini: Anamorphic Paintings Cover the World

Thursday 03.21.2013 , Posted by

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At first they appear to simply be gigantic swooping shapes painted across buildings around the world… but find the correct focal point and they pop into astounding geometric forms. Swiss artist Felice Varini has been creating these massive pieces since 1979; starting small with room based installations, but later growing to pieces that cover entire villages and require a hike up a mountain to properly appreciate. His anamorphic paintings have impressed a generation of creatives, and continue to be emulated to this day. [Read more...]