This dual axis optical illusion will make your head spin

A dual-axis illusion on a gradient background.
(Image credit: The Illusion contest)

We love a good optical illusion here at Creative Bloq, and it seems we're not alone. This dual axis illusion clip – featuring an obscure shape rotating both vertically and horizontally, depending on which axis is being covered – has been viewed over two million times on YouTube (see below). 

With its mystifying changing axis, the video is so perplexing that The Illusion Contest made it the optical illusion of the year back in 2019, and it's still confusing us – maybe it deserves a spot on our roundup of the most mind-bending optical illusions

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.