This optical illusion album art is still bending minds after 17 years

Album art can be graphic design heaven or graphic design hell. There are plenty of examples in the album cover hall of shame - but get it right, and you could have an all-time classic on your hands, like this one.

At first glance, the cover for Soulwax's 2005 album NY Excuse looks like a slightly migraine-inducing monochrome grid. But look a little closer - scratch that, look a little further away - and you might spot the name of both the artist and the album. Looking for more mind blowers? Check out our optical illusions roundup for more incredible examples.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.

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