These vintage cards and old placards display optical illusions, visual witticisms, hidden images, rebuses, and artistic paradoxes from yesteryear. They were the equivalent of Gifs back then — eye candy worth sharing. Here they are gathered in a oversized paperback for your entertainment and amazement.
The Playful Eye: An Album of Visual Delight
by Julian Rothenstein, Mel Gooding
2000, 112 pages, 9.9 x 0.5 x 12.7 inches, Paperback
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See sample pages from this book at Wink.
Traffic disappears into a higher dimension, on this bridge. Witchcraft. https://t.co/9jXxSFjXv6 pic.twitter.com/yO9MaGokHy — Cliff Pickover (@pickover) August 5, 2019 Where they’re going, they don’t need roads.
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