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Fall into the pavement

January 28, 2008 |

Julian Beever is gifted with a crazy talent, or rather, passion. On any pavement in the U.K., Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany, the USA and Australia, you can find his pavement drawings that he's been making for over ten years.

The most spectacular are what his site calls:
Anamorphic illusions drawn in a special distortion in order to create an impression of 3 dimensions when seen from one particular viewpoint.

Make Poverty History drawing was requested by Live8 to support the pressure campaign on the G8 in Edinburgh. It was done in Edinburgh City Centre. Check out the author standing on top. Even his signature is in 3D.


The same drawing but viewed from a different angle, it was 13m (40 feet) long. These drawings only work from one viewpoint otherwise the image appears distorted.


A giant lobster


Again, from the other side.


Check out the Web 2.0 shadow and reflections on this one... :)


Save me from falling into the pavement!


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