Amazing Early 20th-Century Optical Illusion Skull Postcards » Design You Trust

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In the early 20th Century, optical illusion skull cards were extremely popular throughout Europe.

“Intended to cause the viewer to reflect on the inevitability of mortality and the consequent foolishness of all human ambition,”Vanitas, or Memento Mori was what they were called.

The metamorphic head has always been a popular optical illusion. Since the 19th Century, artists and designers use this type image in postcards. comics, ads and cover designs. Skull illusions are also used in a wide range of graphic works. You can find many examples in satirical posters and pulp magazine covers. In recent years, they have also appeared on CD covers and movie posters. Many modern artists have used these illusions as well.

h/t: vintag.es

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