40 Mind-Boggling Shadow Art Illusions [PICS]

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Shadows are such straightforward things: cast a light on an opaque object, and a shadow of it is thus born. Yet shadows can be manipulated to resemble entirely different shapes from its model, using clever and strategic manipulation of space and light. These amazing and cool artwork will make you look twice and ask yourself: how in the world did they do that?



(Image Source: Fred Eerdekens)

Admire the creative works of talented artists as they meticulously arrange their masterpieces. Here, we proudly present 40 Illusionary Shadow Arts – illusions of barbed wires and books, hanging acrylic pieces and jumbled up wooden mess. Prepare for some "what-the…" moments.

Typography Shadow Play. (Image Source: Typography Served)

Typography Shadow Play

Could Suggest Something. (Image Source: Fred Eerdekens)

Could Suggest Something…

Typography Shadow Play – HOW. (Image Source: Typography Served)

Typography Shadow Play

Men Ga Een Zachter Gang. (Image Source: Fred Eerdekens)

Men ga een zachter gang

Tralalala. (Image Source: Fred Eerdekens)

Tralalala

Neo Deo. (Image Source: Fred Eerdekens)

Neo Deo

A To Z. (Image Source: Kumi Yamashita)

A TO Z

City View. (Image Source: Kumi Yamashita)

City View

Greenpeace: Keys. (Image Source: Ads of the World)

Greenpeace: Keys

Greenpeace: Bulbs. (Image Source: Ads of the World)

Greenpeace: Bulbs

Greenpeace: Junk mail. (Image Source: Ads of the World)

Greenpeace: Junk mail

Taste the Lighter Side of Dark. (Image Source: Vitro)

Taste the Lighter Side of Dark

Chair. (Image Source: Kumi Yamashita)

Chair

Akari. (Image Source: Kumi Yamashita)

Akari

Lovers. (Image Source: Kumi Yamashita)

Lovers

Question Mark. (Image Source: Kumi Yamashita)

Question Mark

Shadow Dancing. (Image Source: Ed Jansen)

Shadow Dancing

Point Gaurd. (Image Source: Larry Kagan)

Point Gaurd

Great Book. (Image Source: Larry Kagan)

Great Book

The At Sign. (Image Source: Larry Kagan)

The At Sign

Poodle. (Image Source: Larry Kagan)

Poodle

Horse Riding. (Image Source: Larry Kagan)

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Ring. (Image Source: Chris Ten Eyck)

Ring

YOUNGMAN. (Image Source: Tim Noble & Sue Webster)

YOUNGMAN

Relativity. (Image Source: Triantafyllos Vaitsis)

Relativity

Freedom or Slavery?. (Image Source: Triantafyllos Vaitsis)

Freedom or slavery?

The Beginning of the End. (Image Source: Triantafyllos Vaitsis)

The beginning of the end and the end of the beginning

Sunset Over Manhattan. (Image Source: Tim Noble & Sue Webster)

SUNSET OVER MANHATTAN

Wasted Youth. (Image Source: Tim Noble & Sue Webster)

WASTED YOUTH

Dirty White Trash. (Image Source: Tim Noble & Sue Webster)

Dirty White Trash

Dark Stuff. (Image Source: Tim Noble & Sue Webster)

Dark Stuff

Wild Mood Swings. (Image Source: Tim Noble & Sue Webster)

Wild Mood Swings

Plastik Portret. (Image Source: Rashad Alakbarov)

Plastik Portret

Fly to Baku. (Image Source: Rashad Alakbarov)

Fly to Baku

Looking At Two Cities from One Point of View. (Image Source: Rashad Alakbarov)

Looking At Two Cities from One Point of View

Woman. (Image Source: John Lewis)

Woman

Child. (Image Source: John Lewis)

Child

Man. (Image Source: John Lewis)

Man

Nova 96.9: Monkey. (Image Source: Ads of the World)

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Fragments. (Image Source: Kumi Yamashita)

Fragments

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