Anamorphic Illusions Created Using High-Res Prints of Photos

YouTube illusion and science channel Brusspup recently did an anamorphic illusion project in which he photographed a few random objects resting on a piece of paper (e.g. a Rubik’s cube, a roll of tape, and a shoe), skewed them, printed them out as high-resolution prints, and then photographed them at an angle to make the prints look just like the original objects.

Here’s the video showing the trippy illusions:

Brusspup has also made the photographs available for download if you’d like to try this project for yourself (click these for the higher-res versions). These should be printed on 8.5×14-inch paper:

This is like what those street artists do with those large-scale drawings created on sidewalks, except done with a camera rather than chalk.

Something tells us printer companies might be interested in using this concept to promote their photo printers. It’d make for some pretty interesting commercials.

(via Colossal)