40 Creative Shadow Art Illusions [Photos]

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?

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

Source: Typography Served

Typography Shadow Play
Could Suggest Something

Source: Fred Eerdekens

Could Suggest Something'¦
Typography Shadow Play – HOW

Source: Typography Served

Typography Shadow Play
Men Ga Een Zachter Gang.

Source: Fred Eerdekens

Men ga een zachter gang
Tralalala

Source: Fred Eerdekens

Tralalala
Neo Deo

Source: Fred Eerdekens

Neo Deo
A To Z

Source: Kumi Yamashita

A TO Z
City View

Source: Kumi Yamashita

City View
Greenpeace: Keys

Source: Ads of the World

Greenpeace: Keys
Greenpeace: Bulbs

Source: Ads of the World

Greenpeace: Bulbs
Greenpeace: Junk mail

Source: Ads of the World

Greenpeace: Junk mail
Taste the Lighter Side of Dark

Source: Vitro

Taste the Lighter Side of Dark
Chair

Source: Kumi Yamashita

Chair
Akari

Source: Kumi Yamashita

Akari
Lovers

Source: Kumi Yamashita

Lovers
Question Mark

Source: Kumi Yamashita

Question Mark
Shadow Dancing

Source: Ed Jansen

Shadow Dancing
Point Gaurd

Source: Larry Kagan

Point Gaurd
Great Book

Source: Larry Kagan

Great Book
The At Sign

Source: Larry Kagan

The At Sign
Poodle

Source: Larry Kagan

Poodle
Horse Riding

Source: Larry Kagan

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Ring

Source: Chris Ten Eyck

Ring
YOUNGMAN

Source: Tim Noble & Sue Webster

YOUNGMAN
Relativity

Source: Triantafyllos Vaitsis

Relativity
Freedom or Slavery?

Source: Triantafyllos Vaitsis

Freedom or slavery?
The Beginning of the End

Source: Triantafyllos Vaitsis

The beginning of the end and the end of the beginning
Sunset Over Manhattan

Source: Tim Noble & Sue Webster

SUNSET OVER MANHATTAN
Wasted Youth

Source: Tim Noble & Sue Webster

WASTED YOUTH
Dirty White Trash

Source: Tim Noble & Sue Webster

Dirty White Trash
Dark Stuff

Source: Tim Noble & Sue Webster

Dark Stuff
Wild Mood Swings

Source: Tim Noble & Sue Webster

Wild Mood Swings
Plastik Portret

Source: Rashad Alakbarov

Plastik Portret
Fly to Baku

Source: Rashad Alakbarov

Fly to Baku
Looking At Two Cities from One Point of View

Source: Rashad Alakbarov

Looking At Two Cities from One Point of View
Woman

Source: John Lewis

Woman
Child

Source: John Lewis

Child
Man

Source: John Lewis

Man
Nova 96.9: Monkey

Source: Ads of the World

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Fragments

Source: Kumi Yamashita

Fragments
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