Fool-the-eye van paintjob


17 Responses to “Fool-the-eye van paintjob”

  1. vrplumber says:

    Why didn’t they move that car out of the way, so I could see this sweet paint job?

  2. ben reytblat says:

    I’d guess it’s from Russia. The partial sign in the upper right corner ( Стома ) could be the start of ( Стоматолог ) -  which is the Russian word for “Dentist”. Not conclusive, but indicative. Another possible indication is that the sorts of screened-in balconies seen in the background are common in Russia.

  3. John Ochwat says:

    “Fool-the-eye”? Aw, that’s so English and unglamorous.  Let’s use the French, shall we, and call it Trompe-l’œil?

    • Mitch_M says:

      English is plenty glamorous. We’re not much of a French speaking country. Now if you suggest a Spanish or Panjabi phrase I might be in favor of that.

  4. Andrew says:

    In a similar vein, a ‘Vanborghini’ from (presumably) the Netherlands. @twitter-14958388:disqus +1 :)

  5. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Because nothing says ‘safe driving’ like deceiving other drivers’ depth perception.

  6. oasisob1 says:

    It lets the van get away with using the ‘Compact only’ slots in parking garages. Clever!

    • penguinchris says:

      Pickup truck and SUV drivers don’t seem to care about the “compact only” signs, but you rarely see large vans in them. You may be on to something.

  7. Chris the Carpenter says:

    I know! I know!

    Yes, this was originally done by Mr. Red Green of the Red Green show.

  8. Ant Tuv says:

    It is Russia.
    1) the van is GAZ GAZelle
    2) Yes, strange balconeis
    3) yes, Stomatologie :)

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