Just recently discovered artist Rafael Rozendaal and already I’m in love. Check out this lenticular print of his (below) and make sure to visit his website to see more of his work.
So what’s a lenticular print you ask? Wiki uses prizes found in a cracker jack box as an example but until today I thought Cracker Jacks had faded into the nostalgic abyss – turns out you can buy them on Amazon. Instead, here’s a video explaining this printing technique that I’m sure you’ve seen before but didn’t know what it was called. At least I didn’t.
Most lenticular prints I’ve played around with required moving the print in order for the composition of the image to change, like in the youtube video. I’m not sure with Rozendaal’s print if changing the viewing position – where the viewer moves around when looking at the print – has a similar effect or if you have to rotate the print like in the animated gif to see the image change. Either way, it’s pretty darn cool.
(What I really wanted to post as an example was a pic of this kick ass lenticular printed Little Twin Stars pencil case that I picked up in Tokyo but I wasn’t able to find it in my parent’s attic. Oh well.)