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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Swedish optical illusion

Swedish artist Erik Johansson created this incredible optical illusion in a Stockholm city square. The ravine looks so real, it gives me goosebumps!

(Via the brilliant NYMag)

65 comments:

grace said...

that is so cool! i've always wanted to see an optical illusion like that in person. :)

Miss Molly said...

his work is really rad! have seen it before.. cool post!

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Various Projects said...

those close up pics (enlarged) are IN.SANE.

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodness...that looks so cool and totally scary. I have a huge fear of hights and I would probably freak out next to it..hhahah

Heba said...

haha I loved the video so much,that Swedish artist is so talented

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Maggie said...

I saw one like this, might be the same artist, featured in the most recent issue of national geographic. So cool!

The Bookness said...

I enjoy this type of art so much. Lovely!




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Emily Marie said...

This is so bizarre/cool! What a talent.
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A Certain Vintage said...

this is genius, love it! i love how depth can be created like this
xox

Eleanor Rae said...

Oh wow! This is incredible, and some of the photos are hilarious! I'd love to see it in person too xxx

Danielle of Pretty Ingrid said...

I'm not sure I could bring myself to walk into the middle, even though I KNOW it's not real :)

Minnie Kitchen said...

I love optical illusions! Always amazes me!

Dancing Branflake said...

No way! Could the Swedish get anymore creative? I really need to move there.

Joanna Goddard said...

i know, the swedes have it down.

Mrs. C said...

This is so trippy!! Had to watch it a couple times!!! Wow!!!

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stephanie j said...

that is so cool! is it weird that it kind of makes me nervous those guys playing on the "edge"? LOL

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I simply never tire of these. They are fascinating. I could probably sit and watch people's reactions all day :)

Sara Szatmary said...

Woah! What a mind trip! I love it!

Ashlee Dearie said...

Wowza! That DOES look incredibly real! It makes my heart flutter just a little bit! This is the coolest! Thanks for sharing! <3

Bronwyn said...

Oh, how cool!
Thank you!

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Designer Dresses said...

That is really mind blowing, thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

This is so trippy! I actually like the salt shaker illusion which is advertised to watch after the video is over.

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Paula said...

so cool!

life is happy most of the time. said...

very cool and trippy! i want to go there! x

Collections said...

Wow that's awesome. It does look so real!


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Miss Amy said...

I wish I had one of these painted on my bathroom floor. It would make waking up so much more fun.

I LOVE THIS! thanks for sharing.

Ula said...

How cool!
I remember this area from Stockholm:)

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Great art.

Jenni said...

I live in Sthlm and I didn't even have a clue about this! Cool, I'll need to check this out, and take some pictures :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

Things like these always make me smile! I love it!! =)

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www.StarHughes.com said...

Oh my gosh that's crazy!!! How cool! I've never seen anything like that before!
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Selena said...

Amazing!!

Cara said...

very cool!

Heather said...

wow this is absolutely incredible! i want to see it in real life!

LORENA said...

that looks super cool..almost scary, but very interesting! lol
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East Coast-er Momma said...

THat's awesome. Gave me the tummy drops though...

Nomadic D. said...
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Nomadic D. said...

That is amazing/thrilling/ingenious/funny/wonderful/terrifying/exciting. I love it! Thanks so much for finding it and sharing!

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Tuesday said...

Super, Super, Super!

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Molliee said...

this is so cool!

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Vera Elisabeth said...

Cool, but really freaky!

Allyson said...

My boyfriend and I watched a great documentary on the artist. The images blow my mind!

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Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

even though i know its not real, i'd probably still be afraid to walk on it! lol

stephanie said...

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thrillofthechaise.com said...

That's AMAZING! Do you think it gets you all confused when you're standing on it?! I mean, not that you think you're falling into the Earth... :)

Kate

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Love Camie said...

I absolutely love it! I wish I were there to see it in person.

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Notcathy said...

At first I was scared in heights, but I had overcome my fear. :) Nice shot!

DASI GLAM said...

It's great! It looks so real I wouldn't go near it for fear of falling in. Magnificent work though.

Anonymous said...

check out edgar muller's work! he does similar stuff... really cool!!!

Liv said...

Yes, this square definitely need something to liven it up a bit, and this is such a funny idea! Can't believe you've got 5000 comments yesterday. wow

Maria C said...

This is INCREDIBLE!

Maria xx
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Sydney said...

i love 3d illustration!! theyre surreal omg brilliant!!

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Twenty's Girl said...

OMG that is INSANE! I would love to see that in real life! It looks extremely trippy! I got scared just looking at the guy trying to walk past the tip :P It was cool that he jumped haha

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Linda Kerr said...

Hey, i was just there last month. That's Sergel's Torg. They also have a sculpture of a woman hanging from the building (you see behind that). I should send you the pic.

Stockmeds Online said...

Hello...
This is an amazing article and video you provide. such a nice thought and creation. Thank you for post.

Ainsley said...

i love these things! so rad!

jonahliza said...

this is so awesome

Anonymous said...

Here what i found -> vision correction

bijuterii argint said...

May be something like this will help me face my heights fear :). Amazing!

Niki @ LQM&M said...

Oh WOW! This is great, although I think it would take my breath away a little if I had to stand on it!

Niki
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spoonful said...

Oh, i was there the other day, and forgot to look for it. Maybe it's not there anymore.

Anonymous said...

Here what i found -> vision correction

Margaret said...

VERY COOL!

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This will not have effect in fact, that's exactly what I suppose.

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