2009. augusztus 25., kedd


The Virtual Museum of Optical Illusions (established by Juan Luis Roldán) shows a lot of my works. The current on-line exhibition of the museum is about the "Skull Optical Illusions". The metamorphic skull has always been one of the most popular optical illusions. From the 19th century, artists and designers have been using this kind of image in postcards, comics, posters, advertisements or covers. Among more than fifty examples you can see the works of Charles Allan Gilbert, Bernhard Gutmann, Salvador Dalí, Octavio Ocampo, István Orosz and Norbert Jung. The exhibition is opened for visitors from August 2009 till July 2010. The show is on-line, but the catalogue is real. (The enclosed illustrations - and about hundred more etchings were made ... and will be made... for the new Hungarian/German edition of the book by Sebastian Brant: The Ship of Fools. You can see more illustrations here, or in the Hungarian Utisz blog.)

And two more death's heads.
After the launch of his last book "Make your own 3D Illusions" featuring one of my anamorphosis illustration, Gianni A. Sarcone published a new book on vintage and antique illusions in which he presented two of my skulls from the Narrenschyff. Title of the book: Curiopticals. (Carlton Books)

2009. augusztus 17., hétfő


Homage to Shigeo Fukuda – 76 designers for his 76 years – that is the title of the new exhibition organized by the BICeBé (Bienal Internacional del Cartel Bolivia).
You can find my poster in the online version of the show:
I past here the photo of the poster viewed from an unusual (anamorphic) viewpoint. The distorted letters are readable only from bottom-view – so the message of the poster: look up to him!

There will be an other memory exhibition homage to Fukuda with about fifty invited artists. It will be a travelling show organized by Kriska Rudzinski’s Taidejulisetgalleria in Helsinki. Here is the poster I designed for that show.