Warped Letters Form Message at Precise Angle


Chicago-based graphic designer Thomas Quinn created this optical illusion on the blank walls of the room above his parents’ garage. Typography enthusiasts will just love the complexity of this visual delight! Using a simple sans serif font, Quinn figured out exact shapes and distortions for each letter, making a completed phrase appear perfectly aligned from only one certain point in the room. When viewers move around, they will find that the anamorphic typography actually looks stretched out and warped, and the message is broken from any other angle.

The statement–Face Reality As It Is–is a contradiction of the true reality of the distorted letters. The idea is incredibly thought-provoking and Quinn really has a knack for angles! Watch the video below to see how the letters piece together as you move to the proper perspective.



Thomas Quinn’s website
via [Illusion]






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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