Really… what WOULD Gutenberg think?

29 01 2012

Well, I’m sure there are many things that Johannes Gutenberg would think bizarre today, since he invented the printing press in around 1440. Printing however has found more and more diverse ways to express itself. Recent browsing of YouTube ads led me to a still from an ad, of a bloke stood in his open garage looking to sell his car on some tacky online website. This reminded me of a web site that had been brought to my attention when I still worked for Kodak. (Does anyone still work for Kodak?)

This company specialises in poster-sized pictures with which to adorn your garage, or more recently, interior door, so that you get a trompe-l’œil effect. By the way, check this one out (I was on Wikipedia just to check my French spelling…) it’s Escaping Criticism by Pere Borrell del Caso, 1874.

Wikipedia: Trompe-l'oeil

Wikipedia: Trompe-l'oeil

So here’s a few samples from the web site of

These are actually pasted onto the closed garage door… Boat Boat Wine cellar Wine cellar

And how about this one for your double garage?! Brilliant stuff… Truck Truck

Finally, a little something for inside…? Downing Street Downing Street




3 responses

29 01 2012
misfits' miscellany

I’ve seen one of the vertiginous bathroom floor print which represents the perspective of a skydiver just launched from the plane.

29 01 2012
misfits' miscellany

No evacuation jokes!

29 01 2012
Quieter Elephant

Aw… you beat me to it! 😉

I believe you may be referring to this:
It was actually a PhotoShop’d entry to a competition where people had to modify a stock photo of an ordinary bathroom.
Check it out here:

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