We wrote about anamorphic designs before, and you guys were impressed. These types of designs look off and distorted when looked at from most angles, but straighten out when looked at from a specific vantage point; it’s a clever way to make a 2D image appear 3D by using perspective rules. Pablo Garcia set out to use this type of image in his project called Memeto Mori, which he describes like this:
Using principles of anamorphosis, or obliquely distorted perspective, the printed graphics are applied to the selfie stick. The smartphone camera is the only vantage point capable of decoding the image, inserting a graphic into your selfie. Perhaps it’s a sober reminder of your mortality in the midst of your vainglory, or simply a pile of poop with eyes
In plain english, he took some images, stretched them out in a specific way and printed them. He then stuck the printouts on a selfie stick, so that the stretched out print looked like the original image to the phone’s camera. It sounds weird when described, but just look at the GIF, and pics, and you’ll understand.
There is no mention on how to make these, nor whether he even sells them, but how hard can it be to figure it out? Now that you have the idea, it’s just a matter of acquiring a little bit of know-how. The question is: is this worth any more than a passing “huh, neato!”?