M.C. Escher’s impossible staircase just became possible

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Friday 4 October 2013

Dutch artist M.C. Escher’s famous impossible stairs — which cross infinitely — has now been reconstructed in real life by architecture firm dRMM on the grounds of London’s Tate Modern as part of the London Design Festival. The art installation combines 15 wooden stairways and is perfectly designed to bewilder visitors.

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MUTO: a wall-painted animation by BLU

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By Michael DAntuono in New Art on Friday 11 November 2011

An animator of unmatched creativity, Blu’s films are like M.C. Escher on acid. Fascinating as they are creepy to watch, you’ll find his shorts harder to turn away from than a 20 car pile-up. Just to be clear, when I say shorts, I’m talking about his films.

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Daan Botlek

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Thursday 3 November 2011

I feel like Rotterdam-based artist Daan Botlek could make some really disturbing and effective infographics. He combines the impulsive busy-ness of Keith Herring with the mind-bending surrealism of M.C.Escher.

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M.C. Escher papercraft

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Tuesday 5 July 2011

Here’s a crazy rendering of M.C. Escher’s iconic piece Relativity done from a single piece of cardstock without the use of any adhesives.

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Amazing video for One Hundred Realities

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Tuesday 15 March 2011

Watching this Shinya Sato directed M.C. Escher-inspired video for Chateau Marmont’s song One Hundred Realities will make you want to grab a bong and skip doing your homework. It’s a futuro sound with retro, tripped out visuals.

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Sean Edward

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 15 September 2010

’70s prog, psych, Ultraman, and M.C. Escher, and Japanese mythology meld together in Sean Edward’s stunning illustrations and artwork. Really amazing stuff.

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