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Captain Marvel: How To See the Magic Eye Posters


Find out how to see the totally rad Magic Eye® posters for Captain Marvel.

Captain Marvel opens soon and the marketing campaign is playing up the 1990s setting. Set photos show Carol Danvers with a Rachel haircut. A painfully accurate 90s website went online. As part of Marvel's viral marketing campaign for Captain Marvel, they released several "Magic Eye" posters for the film.

What is Magic Eye?

Magic Eye posters were one of the earliest forms of 3D. They were based on the random stereogram images invented by Dr. Bela Julesz in 1959. The random images are offset slightly to create an image that appears to have an image float over the top.

In 1979, Christopher Tyler and computer programmer Maureen Clarke developed a method to use the technology on a single image. Then, in 1991, Tom Baccei and 3D artist Cheri Smith worked to improve the research. Thanks to help from programmer Bob Salitsky they produced new software and art techniques that developed Magic Eye®. Thanks to a series of best-selling books the craze took off and the images were everywhere. They even showed up on popularTV shows like Ellen and Seinfeld.

How to See a Magic Eye Image

One of the biggest jokes about the posters and is many can see them and many can't thanks to differences in depth perception. The Magic Eye website describes how to see them properly.

First, "Magic Eye images may be easier to see if viewed on paper rather than a computer screen. So, print the images and follow the instructions below."

Second, "hold the center of the printed image right up to your nose. It should be blurry. Focus as though you are looking through the image into the distance. Very slowly move the image away from your face until the image appears. If you don't see it, move the image farther away from your face until you see the image."

Once you "perceive the hidden image and depth, you can look around the entire 3D image. The longer you look, the clearer the illusion becomes. The farther away you hold the page, the deeper it becomes."

Here are the images





If like me, you don't see anything then there's another option. Thankfully someone developed a website to reveal the images named EcksDee who created a Magic Eye Solver. So here are the revealed images.

Warning: Possible Spoilers






The images don't reveal too many surprises. Captain Marvel's chest logo and binary profile. Nick Fury'silhouettete with his trenchcoat. Talos in his Skrull form.

The biggest surprise here is that Carol Danvers pet cat "Goose" reveals an image of a pair of aviator sunglasses. Why? We'll have to wait and see. Either way, it's great to see the movie embracing it's totally 90s feel.

About Captain Marvel (2019)


Official synopsis: "Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom"
Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Cinematography by Ben Davis
Production Design by Andy Nicholson
"Captain Marvel" stars Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn, Samuel L. Jackson, Lee Pace, Jude Law, Mckenna Grace, Annette Bening, Djimon Hounsou, Clark Gregg, Colin Ford, Rune Temte, Chuku Modu, Robert Kazinsky, Lashana Lynch,
"Captain Marvel" is scheduled for release March 08, 2019 (United States)
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