The All is Vanity Skull Mirror illusion was originally created by Charles Allen Gilbert. The first image below is advertisement based on the original (second image below). The add was created by David Bertman in Perris. This Vanity illusion was a collaborative effort by his team at CLM/BBDO. It took the perfect angle to get this shot right an inch to the left or right would ruin the mood of the illusion. The award winning image titled POISON beacame the perfect ad for “Dior Poison”.
The Silence of the Lambs Optical Illusion is based on the origin of the skull on the moth of the cover. The Death’s Head Moth features a skull over its head, but the skull is not an actual Skull. The Skull was originally the Dali Portrait which features nude women arranged in such a way to make the outline of a skull.
Manny did not notice this til much after the the movie was released, if you still haven’t seen it.. check it out! this illusion is very fitting for the movie. Also check out the newest recreation of the Dali skull in The Decent Movie Cover.
Deaths Head Moth, used on Silence of the Lambs Movie Poster
Blown Dali Skull on from Movie poster.
The Original Dali Skull used to make the skull on the moth