Lenticular Printed Paintings Change as You Walk By Them

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Yet another artist has now discovered the joys of working with lenticular paintings. Rafael Rozendaal has announced that his latest series is going to take advantage of the unusual printing process, one which we here at Snapily are proud to offer to artists everywhere. For those not familiar, Mr. Rozendaal puts it best when he …

GIF Gets an Upgrade with Lenticular Printing

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There is an old saying that was old will be new again someday. That day appears to be now for one of the oldest technologies on the web, the lowly GIF file. An entrepreneur is now working to create a system using lenticular printing to create animated GIFs in printed form so that they can …

Artist Spotlight on Warped Exhibition, Bright Matters

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Things are not always as they seem, and in a current exhibition at NYC’s Muriel Guépin Gallery that message is coming across loud and clear (or actually, not so clearly). Artists are constantly challenging us to question what we think we see as well as how we interpret and internalize those visions.  While many artists …

Augmented Reality Fun for Kids (and Grown-ups Too!)

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To me “augmented reality” sounds like one of those phrases that could go either way… unrealistic view of the world around me or the ability to view the world on a transformative level (as an artist I’ve been known to do both). And as an artist I’ve always wondered if there was a way to …

Spotlight on Dali: Visual Effects From an Eccentric Surrealist

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Who do you think of first when you hear: “artistic use of optical illusions”? For me the first name that comes to mind is Salvador Dali. And it goes beyond simply that his paintings were trippy or cool, because in order for Dali to achieve that “trippy” or “cool” optical illusion there needs to be …

3D Artist, Marchal Mithouard, Takes It To The Streets

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As we discussed in last week’s blog 3D vs Lenticular: Is There a Difference? there are numerous ways to achieve the illusion of 3D. When an artist successfully incorporates those methods into a piece of art the results are nothing short of magical as can be seen by the French 3D street artist, Marchal Mithouard …

South Africa Unveils a Fascinating Multi-Dimensional Sculpture

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It is said that the definition of art is the ability to make someone feel something. Whether those feeling are warm and fuzzy, dark and angry, hurt, joy, pain, sadness… whatever it is it ignites in you, if it sets off an emotion of any sort it’s considered a successful piece of art. When it …

Thailand’s Trick Art Museum Plays Tribute to 3D Art

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Did you know that there’s an entire museum dedicated to optical illusionary art? If you’re planning an upcoming trip to Thailand, don’t leave the one of a kind “Trick Art Museum” from your itinerary!

The first official Korean 3D Art Museum in Thailand, the Trick Art Museum is a wall-to-wall homage to optical illusions and the …

Migg Burroughs’ Takes Us Back in Time With His Lenticular Photos

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The Fairfield Museum and History Center in Connecticut has found an interesting way to merge past and present in their latest exhibit. In the exhibit title “Fairfied Back & Forth” local artist Migg Burroughs utilizes lenticular technology to pay homage to his hometown, pairing vintage photographs of the city with their present portrayal. Playing a …

Turnowsky Goes 3D for the Holidays

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In my last post, I introduced you to the Turnowsky Art House, one of the most respected names in printing design. With their fun and innovative images, Turnowsky has gained a reputation for quality and creative designs that you won’t find anywhere else.  Turnowsky’s classic artwork has already graced calendars, notebooks, gift cards and the …

Turnowsky’s Art, Taking Design to New Depths

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For many people familiar with the design and printing industry, the name Turnowsky is synonymous with the culture and style. Created in 1926 by Viennese artist Walter Turnowsky, Turnowsky’s Art began as a printing house in Tel Aviv, Israel where they produced posters, books, and calendars.  Back then, Turnowsky’s original style borrowed from the old …

Barbara Strasen, a Pioneer of Lenticular Art

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Get to know Barbara Strasen, a household name in lenticular art. When most people think of lenticular images, fine art may not be their first association, but did you know that  these fun transformational images can be used to create beautiful masterpieces?   A pioneer of multi-image art, Barbara Strasen merges photographs and paintings to create …

Lenticular Prints: The Latest Trend on the Runway

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What’s the latest trend on the runway?  Lenticular prints of course!  Shape shifting images are going high fashion by way of Dutch designer Antoine Peters’ Lenticular Dress. Thinking outside the box for this creation, Antoine Peters has taken fashion to a new dimension, incorporating 3D elements into this high fashion meets hi-tech piece.  Utilizing the …

Stereoscoping a Bed for Whistler’s Mother

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Leslie Banta’s obsession began in 1997 during a a long, dark passage of artist’s block.  A painter, Banta found her way out of the block by delving into sculpture; specifically, she began creating vignettes centered on the icon of a single bed.  Banta’s imagery comes from a childhood nightmare in which she imagined two giant …

DJ Aliceffekt Creates a 3D Symphony of Sound

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Devine Lu Linvega AKA DJ Aliceffekt a native of Montreal, Canada has become a regular fixture of the indie DJ scene in his adopted home of Tokyo, Japan.  A prominent feature in some of Tokyo’s hottest clubs, Lu Linvega got tired of lugging around heavy DJ equipment, so he created a futuristic approach to solve …

Jonty Hurwitz Reinvents the Art of 3D Sculptures

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Jonty Hurwitz Proves that 3D sculptures can be more than meets the eye.  Combining his love of art and science, Hurwitz plays with lights and angles to manipulate 2D images into 3D works of art. Using a style called Dimensional Layering, Hurwitz layers pieces of resin or sheet metal inside of a Perspex cube in …

Blinking City

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Stereoscopic prints have long been a mainstay of the travel industry with postcards serving as souvenirs, vivid reminders of far-off, exotic locales.  The thrill of Viewmaster souvenir reels has long dissipated and savvy tourists and stay-cationers alike demand less kitsch and more intrigue in the travel experience.  Beijing Design week answers this call in the newest addition …

Lenticular on the Street

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It’s like buying a new car.  All of a sudden the model pops up at every red light and fills every other parking space in the lot.  I can’t seem to escape lenticular these days.  I see it everywhere and I’ve become especially sensitive to catching it out and about.  We’ve seen some breathtaking optical …

Projections and Illusions in the Conceptual Work of Felice Varini

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Stereographs remain the foundation in the world of 3D photography and film but stereoscopy is not the only tool available in the world of optical illusions.  Anamorphic projection provides a powerful technique.  Where stereographs take two pictures to recreate a scene using a two dimensional medium with the illusion of tree dimensional depth, anamorphic illusions …

Digital Circlism

Famed subject of many a Warhol silk screen, Marilyn Monroe digitally recreated by Ben Heine

It’s the drawing basics when teaching techniques to give the illusion of depth in a 2-dimensional medium.  Pages of long forgotten sketchbooks from my high school summers at Otis, covered in circles of different sizes with the same line weight along with circles of different line weights in the same size, one receding into the …