Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Custom Wallpaper Project: Architectural Elements

This custom wallpaper installation is another in our series focusing on our obsession with architectural elements. Wall murals like this have an engaging quality due to the trompe l'oeil effect of the fire escape. Trompe l'oeil is essentially an optical illusion, giving the appearance of three dimensionality on a two dimensional surface. In this mural, the fire escape, doors and AC units appear to actually be positioned on this interior living room wall. Shadows and highlights help to buttress the illusion of three dimensionality, making the custom wall mural very present in the room.

One artist that works brilliant trompe l'oeil illusions is Julian Beever. Beever specializes in sidewalk drawings that not only look real in person, but photograph incredibly well also. Check out more of his work here to see some incredible examples of trompe l'oeil sidewalk drawings and wall murals.

As we've been offering custom wallpaper online for almost 5 years, a lot of friends and family have sent us examples of Beever's work. His art has been an inspiration for creating custom wallpaper installations featuring trompe l'oeil techniques. Though our custom wall murals are digitally produced and not created by hand, they can still have the same awe inspiring effect. The depth and life that a trompe l'oeil mural has will be the focal point of any space, contact us to learn more about commissioning your own custom wallpaper project.

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