By Xeni Jardin at 7:45 pm Fri, Feb 5, 2010
Boing Boing reader Matthew Vajen says, "My cousin Tony Pichotta created a Back to the Future optical illusion of a Dolorean on his basement wall using only painter's tape and elbow grease."
Why, so he has! Video Link.
As an aside: the talented Mr. Pichotta is an ad copywriter looking for a full-time job in Northeastern Ohio. If you are an agency with copy to be written, hook a mutant up.
Do I see the fantastic Brandon Bird painting ‘Signifier and Signified’ hanging on that wall?
This guy has a lot of time on his hands. I can’t imagine how he went about doing this.
He nost likely used a projector and traced over it with the painter’s tape for the lineart.
What did he use the elbow grease for?
That was neat. But I think the best part was the little plush of Chairy on the floor behind the doorway.
Oh man, the little tiny Chairry hidden behind the corner made me laugh so hard… and I’m not even high.
IF this is Tony’s basement, then he doesn’t NEED a job. That basement is nicer than my HOUSE.
It’s hard to believe there was a time when Huey Lewis and the News were extremely popular.
@scifijazznik seriously … it should have been more of an era of nothing but huey lewis & the news and their imitators!
#9 — you are obviously only familiar with their hits. they really put on a great live show back in the day. those cats can play.
I realize my comment was a bit ambiguous. It was more pointed at today’s popular music. It’s impossible to imagine any popular band putting out an album like Sports today. Yes, they could play and didn’t need ProTools to make an album that had half a dozen hit singles on it that appealed to people across the spectrum.
I apologize if my comment was perceived as a slight to Huey. It wasn’t meant as one.
#9 I think you misspelt “weren’t”. That song is awesome.
That scale model Chairy might be the best thing I’ve seen all week!
this is really cool!
omg, can we just talk about the pee-wee’s playhouse chairy in the corner? AWESOME!!!!!
He’s got Chair-y!!!
Nice forced perspective. Yeah, I’d assume projector, but it’s still a good job. I’d really like to know what it looks like with two eyes, though; that’s the real test of this sort of effect.
(Regarding the digression: Wasn’t there a Frankie Valli song “Chairy baby, won’t you come out tonight”…?)
The Frankie Valli song was Sherry Baby.
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