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20 Awesome 3D Pavement Illusions

Using a projection called anamorphosis to create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle, these four artists create some of the finest 3D pavement illusions we’ve seen. Four artist, one art.

Edgar Müller
At the cutting edge of 3D pavement art is german artist Edgar Müller. His creations transform everyday locations into fantastical scenes: sharks erupting from pavements, chasms bisecting suburban, streets and rivers cascading through towns.

Kurt Wenner

An architect, artist and former NASA illustrator, american artist Kurt Wenner‘s amazingly detailed street artworks conjure images of both Baroque religious murals and a Salvor Daliesque surrealism.

Manfred Stader

Manfred Stader began street painting during his art studies at the famous Städel Artschool in Frankfurt, at the beginning of the 1980s and in 1985 he already became one of the few master street painters. Since then, he has been creating some of the best works for street painting competitions and advertising campaigns.

Julian Beever

Perhaps the most famous pavement artist on the internet, UK-based Julian Beever has been creating drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s. Beever works as a freelance artist and creates murals for companies, having created pieces around the world, from Europe to the US, Australia, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.

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15 Unusually Placed Ads

Mondo Pasta

Mondo Pasta


Tangled phone lines are a common sight on the streets of Bangkok,so Procter & Gamble decided to take advantage of how they resembled long strands of tangled hair. To promote P&G's line of Rejoice conditioners, a large green comb was placed on the telephone lines, reading: "Tangles? Switch to Rejoice Conditioners."

Fedex whiteout cross walk ad

Fedex whiteout cross walk ad


A print of a cup of Folgers coffee was placed on top of manhole covers in New York City, USA. Wordings around the cup reads Hey, City That Never Sleeps. Wake up. --from Folgers.

A print of a cup of Folgers coffee was placed on top of manhole covers in New York City, USA. Wordings around the cup reads "Hey, City That Never Sleeps. Wake up. --from Folgers".


Nationwide Insurance made use of the side of a building right through to the car park for this ad.

Nationwide Insurance made use of the side of a building right through to the car park for this ad.


The mouse pad that every guy needs. This controversial idea was done in Dubai by Sandeep Fernandes and Husen Baba Khan for the male deodorant, Axe.

"The mouse pad that every guy needs." This controversial idea was done in Dubai by Sandeep Fernandes and Husen Baba Khan for the male deodorant, Axe.


This is ad for Mini Cooper was placed at the Zurich (Switzerland) train station.

This is ad for Mini Cooper was placed at the Zurich (Switzerland) train station.


This is a clever ad for HSBC by Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai ad agency in India. The bank wanted to raise awareness of the dangers of global warming, so the ad guys glued an aerial photo of a citys skyscrapers to the base of a swimming pool.

This is a clever ad for HSBC by Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai ad agency in India. The bank wanted to raise awareness of the dangers of global warming, so the ad guys glued an aerial photo of a city's skyscrapers to the base of a swimming pool.


This is an ad for a job recruiting company in Berlin, Germany. Depicting people working in the vending machines, ATMs, it delivers the message that ‘Life is too short for the wrong job.

This is an ad for a job recruiting company in Berlin, Germany. Depicting people working in the vending machines, ATMs, it delivers the message that ‘Life is too short for the wrong job'.


Watch Around Water is a campaign designed to educate the public about what adequate supervision is, and encourage parents/guardians to take on the responsibility for adequately supervising their children while visiting public aquatic facilities.

Watch Around Water is a campaign designed to educate the public about what adequate supervision is, and encourage parents/guardians to take on the responsibility for adequately supervising their children while visiting public aquatic facilities.


A billboard for Zwilling J.A. Henckels, famous knife-makers

A billboard for Zwilling J.A. Henckels, famous knife-makers


Reserved For Drunk Drivers

"Reserved For Drunk Drivers"


To celebrate swimwear designer Shay Toddas new collection, Nivea fashioned this Good-Bye Cellulite sofa for the event. You could call it a product demonstration carried out when our target thinks about cellulite the most.

To celebrate swimwear designer Shay Todda's new collection, Nivea fashioned this Good-Bye Cellulite sofa for the event. You could call it a product demonstration carried out when our target thinks about cellulite the most.


This promotional poster for a self defense school is quite creative: take one of the teeth and call for a free lesson at the self defense school.

This promotional poster for a self defense school is quite creative: take one of the teeth and call for a free lesson at the self defense school.


Thousands are held prisoners for their beliefs in places worse than this.

"Thousands are held prisoners for their beliefs in places worse than this.

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