Optical Illusions Make Awesome Music Videos

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We’ve come a long way since Rick rolled into our television screens with his awesomely awful music video.  There’s A-ha’s “Take on Me“, which I still thank, along with baby Jezuz, for paving the way for movies like Who Framed Roger Rabbit and–more importantly–Cool World, where I was introduced to Brad Pitt. Oh, Brad Pitt. (At the time, I was too young to watch Thelma and Louise)

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Videos like Rolling Stone’s “Love is Strong” stepped it up, all the way up to Bjork just going full-on sci-fi on “All is Full of Love” (not that that’s a bad thing).

But there’s just something about the likes of videos like Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity” and Fujiya & Miyagi’s “Ankle Injuries” that really pushes my geeky buttons.  Now there’s another one to add to that class of truly original music videos.  OK Go’s “The Writing on the Wall” is just a visual delight:

It just warms my optical illusion loving heart.

If you want to see more awesome videos, check out this post from StudioDaily.com listing 10 music videos with some of the best special effects and this post from SmashingMagazine.com listing 29 Brilliant Music Videos.

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