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Optical Illusions Part Deux

Craft Illusive Designs that Trick the Eye

What’s reality anyway?

Classified as physical, physiological, or cognitive, optical illusions leave us reeling from their topsy-turvy brain games. Remember the feeling when the hidden jaguar popped out at you from Magic Eye’s mystical posters? Or the parlor trick of making a straw look bent by putting it in half-full glass of water?

Remix your perception of what art can do in this reimagined, revamped optical illusion challenge. Give us your greatest brain-teasing designs, from patterns that look animated to shapes that challenge dimension. Create impossible shapes, dynamic typography, and mind-altering art for this visual optical challenge. Open your mind’s eye and make us question what’s really real!

ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS BEGINNING FRIDAY 2/21/20, 10:00AM CDT


Featured designs:
Blink and You'll Miss It by Julia Sonmi Heglund
The Universe Cycle by Jorge Lopez
The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword by Clarice Crawford

You could win

  • $1,000 cash

  • $500 Threadless Gift Code

  • Plus, anyone who is printed (including the grand prize winner) will receive up to $7 on each tee of their design sold on Threadless.com! Read more...

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