Some of our favorite murals are the ones that deceive your eyes. You're walking along when suddenly you spot a hole to another universe in the sidewalk or see a 3D object hovering in the air — only to realize that it's just paint against a flat surface. Watch these videos to see how those illusions come to
István Orosz makes prints that are beautiful on their own, but when you place a cylindrical mirror on the surface, a hidden image is revealed. Secretly, the illustrations contain anamorphic portraits of famous men.
Anamorphic illustrations that reveal themselves in the presence of a cylindrical mirror, go back to the 1500s. Jonty Hurwitz takes a similar idea but plays it out in sculpture form, creating distorted objects that reveal a clear image only in front of that shiny cylinder.
2012 was a pretty epic year for visual trickery. We stared through telescopes, transfixed by Venus' cosmic trick of the light; gaped in disbelief at a Rubik's Cube that wasn't; and watched with morbid curiosity as celebrities transformed into grotesque mutations of their former selves.
With just a roll or two of painters tape, some patience, and a willingness to forfeit the respectability of their apartments (except, maybe, from a single perspective), some clever artists have created a very impressive collection of tape-based illusions.
We got a close-up look at the Epson Powerlite Home Cinema 1080 UB projector we scooped for you the other day, the cheapest 1080p projector in the world at an unofficial $2699 (but that might not be the exact number, according to Epson). Epson added a new chipset that raised its native (not dynamic) contrast ratio to…
Here's an attachment for high-end projectors from SIM2 that will keep you from wasting pixels when you're displaying those ultra-wide letterboxed images. The Cinema Flex system uses a combination of lens and projector settings that let you see that whole 2.35:1 aspect ratio, using those pixels where they can do some…