“Pop-Up Op-Art: Vasarely” by Philippe UG

Paper engineer Philippe UG pays homage to the grandfather of optical illusion art in his newest book

Victor Vasarely is widely recognized as the grandfather of Op-Art, the short-lived but highly impactful movement that brought optical illusion to the canvas and sculpture. Seemingly contemporary because of its computational element and use of high-contrast color, Vasarely arguably conceived of the Op-Art style in the 1930s, revealing his prescient aesthetic perspective. Though the process itself was clearly complicated, the resulting pieces are totally engaging, …

Art + Design in Miami: Tricks On The Eye

Our look at the illusory works found at Art Basel and the surrounding fairs

Many themes emerged from the various galleries converged in Miami for Art Basel and the surrounding fairs this year, but unsurprisingly the one that stood out the loudest among the crew from Cool Hunting was work that played visual tricks on the viewer. Whether eluding us with clever technology techniques or purely an abstract form of painting, below are the pieces that grabbed our attention …

Core Deco

Matt W. Moore's Op Art takes on new forms in his most functional venture yet

From what we’ve seen from Matt W. Moore, the Portland, Maine-based artist behind MWM Graphics, he leaves no question that he’s rabidly productive. And now, he’s taking his signature “Vectorfunk” optical artwork one step further into a new dimension (literally) with the debut of a four-piece collection of design objects called Core Deco. Created with the help of friends skilled in different disciplines—from manufacturing to …