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Consider this moving shape created by game developer and artist Frank Force: winner of the 2019 contest for Best Illusion Of The Year.

Does it rotate around the vertical axis or the horizontal axis? Is it spinning clockwise or anticlockwise? What do you think?

No, you’re wrong. The answer, of course, is witchcraft. And that is why Frank must be burned at the stake without delay.

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‘The Secret Of the Great Pyramid’ by French artist JR – thousands of strips of paper pasted to the courtyard outsde the Louvre by 400 volunteers to create a massive ephemeral anamorphic illusion celebrating the 30th anniversary of the now iconic but once reviled Louvre Pyramid. To wit:

The sun dries the light glue and with every step, people tear pieces of the fragile paper. The process is all about participation of volunteers, visitors, and souvenir catchers. This project is also about presence and absence, about reality and memories, about impermanence.

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The Ambiguous Cylinder -a very impressive optical illusion created by Meiji University professor of engineering Dr Kokichi Sugihara that won second place in the 2016 Best Illusion of the Year Contest.

What the actual hell, is what you would be saying, had you not recourse to Make Anything’s reverse engineering of the trick, below.

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