Snapshot, 1966: Do you see what I’m seeing?

It’s the Swinging Sixties, and along with Mod culture and The Beatles, optical illusions are on the rise of popularity, taking over paintings, architecture, fashion, and even the automobile — as can be seen by the paint job on this Mini Cooper…

While the chequered dress most commonly associated with op art fashion has now become a staple in most Londoners’ wardrobes, the pattern is less customary on a car — turning the heads of all those that pass by. While memorising, be careful not to stare too long, as all those shapes and designs will start to play tricks on your mind. And before you start heading down that path, let us assure you, no, the model didn’t wink at you and the car has remained stationary this whole time…

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