Everyone I know plays and fiddles with beer mats, so I thought I would make beer mats that punters could interact with. Using the basic idea of an optical illusion by means of a thaumatrope I created these designs based on drawings I'd made whilst at the Birdcage ( I may have even indulged in a cupcake and a lovely tipple). When printed and assembled the final piece had ribbon attached to the sides so that the beer mat could be spun to see the illusion.
|I would match up an object and a cage in contrasting colours so that you could see the cupcake or cow for example when spun.|
|An example of a Thaumatrope.|