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With Photo Wizardry, Artist Makes City Blight Disappear

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While some urban artists transform odd, ugly bits of city life into tiny apartment lookalikes, Dutch designer Roeland Otten has discovered a way to make things like electrical boxes and concrete power stations disappear entirely. His camouflage technique? Pasting ultra high-res photos of the architecture behind the eyesore onto aluminum boxes. Each trompe l'oeil project is coated in anti-graffiti paint, and despite four years of weather wear and attempts at tagging, the giant images have held up—though the effect probably loses some of its magic in the winter. Above: an optical illusion in a scenic part of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. More photos below.

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