Posts by Anna Gragert

September 6, 2016

Optical Illusion Paintings Framed as Colorful Portals to Another Dimension

Anonymous street artist 1010 has downsized his substantially larger, building-sized murals to form intriguing artwork that you can actually hang in your home. Each one serves as its own colorful optical illusion. Using a 3D gradient, 1010 makes his framed work look as though it’s a portal to another artistic dimension. While the designs may appear to be a spontaneous vortex, they’re actually man-made using acrylic paint and hand-cut paper.

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March 23, 2016

Illustrator Offers Shortcut to Classic Literature with Hilariously Brief Summaries

Cartoonist John Atkinson (of Wrong Hands) took some of the world’s most beloved literary classics and offers us all humorous spoilers. For his Abridged Classics and (More) Abridged Classics series, the artist selected a total of 12 books, which includes War and Peace, Moby Dick, Wuthering Heights, and Beowulf. Creating a simple drawing of the books, Atkinson includes a brief, comical caption describing the various plots in the simplest way possible.

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