Dangerous Highway Perspective Advertisements

This looks a bit photoshopped, but assuming it isn’t, it’s pretty dang cool. Of course, we’re not entirely sure about whether a three-dimensional perspective painting is really good advertising, especially on the highway, where one has enough to worry about without trying to dodge imaginary fifty foot long horizontal beer bottles rolling out of the back of eighteen-wheeler trucks.

And do they even work? Sure, it’s swell if you happen to be driving at exactly the same speed as the truck, on the left side, hovering behind at exactly the distance required to make the illusion work. But otherwise, all you see is a long distracting smear that causes you to veer wildly into oncoming traffic.

Seen over at Mind Hacks.


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  1. The Unicorn says:

    It’s a Photoshop, but the image could theoretically be created in real life. Snopes covered it a while back, which I recalled with my cat-like memory reflexes.

    If you want to see a few more, & the explanation, they’re at: http://www.snopes.com/photos/arts/truckart.asp

  2. And remember: Don’t crop and drive.

  3. nweaver says:

    Of course, in real life it won’t look like that, thanks to stereo vision.