15 Cool Optical Illusion Posters
These posters are more than meets the eye, so look closely.

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Optical illusions are visual tricks that can either reveal complex mental mechanisms or be a simple way to show reality under a new and unexpected light.

Optical illusions have always been one of the favorite artifices for designers to surprise viewers and appeal to their intellectual abilities.

Below is our list of 15 cool posters that rely on optical devices of various kinds to deliver their core message. Take a close look at them all and see if you can spot the hidden pictures within.

Use them for your personal enjoyment and as a source of inspiration.

15 Optical Illusion Posters 1

Source: lowe-ssp3.com

15 Optical Illusion Posters 5

Source: ollymoss.com

15 Optical Illusion Posters 9

Source: artmachine.com

15 Optical Illusion Posters 10

Source: uliweber.com

15 Optical Illusion Posters 12

Source: Philip G. Schmemerhorn

15 Optical Illusion Posters 13

Source: notter-vigne.ch

15 Optical Illusion Posters 14

Source: publicis.com

How many did you get right at first glance? How many did you have to take a second look at? Not everything is what it seems to be at first glance.

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  1. whoa number 14 is so cool. reminds me of escher

  2. um, i don’t get the first oone. most of the others are cool tho

    • Kristi Maddox (Printaholic.com)

      Yeah, #1 took me a while to figure out as well. I believe the one on the left has a whale in the hair for Moby Dick and the image on the right has Sherlock Holmes kinda as the face. You’ll see it!