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Once you change your perception about things around you, everything may appear as a playful tool that one can experiment with. There are no limits. Remove your coloured glasses of what you think you ‘know’, and question everything around you. Look at spaces, materials, people and objects through uncoloured eyes. It may not have a direct impact on your work, but do this will add a different twist within your designs.
This form of image making is widely practiced by different image makers in different ways. It overlooks the boundaries of graphic design, photography, art, illusionism and dimensionalism merging them into one solid mass. Some possible applications could be in the fields of Art Direction, Animation, Advertising and Visual Merchandising. These are some examples of artworks and artists who practice within the realms of tactile handmade illustrations.
Can you spot the illusion? Look how well the photographer has captured it.
Illusionism has existed centuries ago. Arcimboldo a painter and artist from the 16th century spotted faces amidst baskets filled with vegetables and fruits. Most of his painted artworks, were works of illusionism.
Spaces of all dimensions, posing all sorts of challenges are being designed constantly as a part of visual merchandising. Look how the artificial splashes have been designed in 3D, using paper and plastic, turning into 2D cut-outs and shapes as the design ascends.
A simple and effective info graphic, where the medium becomes the message.
An outfit inspired from waves and vegetable textures.
A diet inspired fashion shoot the art director has innovatively replaced the models hair with lettuce and the necklace which is made from tomato and cucumbers.