fakus pencil case collection tricks the eye
 
fakus pencil case collection tricks the eye
mar 31, 2014

fakus pencil case collection tricks the eye

fakus pencil case collection fools the eye
all images courtesy of jetpens

 

 

 

 

the ‘fakus’ pencil cases by japanese retailer sun-star trick the eye with a humorous optical illusion, forcing their appearance to look three dimensional when it’s actually flat. the colorful collection of cotton holders come in pink, blue, yellow, brown, purple and green and each feature fake embellishments — like hand-drawn stitching, snaps, zippers and tags — which enhance the visual trickery. thick black outlines frame each design, surrounding a brightly hued surface, bringing a cartoon-like color palette and scheme to every item. the product’s namesake combines the english word ‘fake’ and the japanese ‘kusu’ — an onomatopoeia for laughter. the trompe l’oeil art technique applies to the exterior of the cases; within, about a dozen pens and pencils can be held at a time, making the playful pouches both a functional and comical spin on stationary design.

fakus pencil cases fool the eye
the holder seems to be three dimensional
fakus pencil cases fool the eye
rectangular pouch in blue holding pencils and pens
fakus pencil cases fool the eye
green triangular pencil holder
fakus pencil cases fool the eye
detail of the trompe l’oeil stitching

fakus pencil cases fool the eye
the pink product, without items inside
fakus pencil cases fool the eye
pink tubular case holds pens and pencils
fakus pencil cases fool the eye
purple pouch holds items in various pockets
fakus pencil cases fool the eye
detail of the colorful pouch
fakus pencil cases fool the eye
brown features a trompe l’oeil zipper
fakus pencil cases fool the eye
the cotton pencil holder in brown
fakus pencil cases fool the eye
small yellow version
fakus pencil cases fool the eye
detail of stitching and label

 

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  • This is totally a spin-off from Jumpfrompaper!!

    ecoice

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