Sorry, I can't explain this bamboozling new optical illusion

The best optical illusions leave us questioning our own eyes, and sometimes even our sanity. And that's just how this 'new' optical illusion was accidentally discovered.

The filmmaker Masaya Ishikawa was using Adobe Illustrator to make materials for a video project when he found himself having to blink and do a double take. Had he been staring at the screen for too long, or were the circles he was creatingstarting to lose their shape before his eyes? What he saw is worthy of an entry in our pick of the best optical illusions.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.