Trompe-l’oeil Puts an F/A-18 Hornet in Your Garage

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Garage doors are necessary for keeping the car safe but have you ever wished you could make yours a little more interesting? Now you can with these weather resistent posters from Cologne-based Sassenbach Advertising. Harnessing the optical illusion of trompe-l’oeil to place literally anything you want “inside” your garage, Storm Climb recommends this F/A-18 Hornet multirole fighter.

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Okay, it’s not the larger Super Hornet model, but still an impressive addition to the average suburban garage. As a “supplier of illusions”, Sassenbach’s mission is to transform rust and peeling paint through this very alternative form of urban art. Standard sized posters cost around $250 and the agency receives calls from customers all over the world, from Europe to the United States, Canada and New Zealand.

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Founded just over two years ago, customers have a choice of over 250 motifs not limited to the F/A-18, or aviation. Carmen Honnige of Sassenbach Advertising said: “Most orders come in over the weekend. That’s when people have time to sit down and choose their favourite design, maybe discuss a custom design.”

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Customers can send their own pictures for a graphic designer to translate to trompe-l’oeil, with a maximum size of 2.75 x 2.45 metres. The concept won third place in the German Media Prize 2010, and takes just 30 minutes to transform your garage door. Sassenbach has also developed adhesive posters for home doors and is working on a window series.  Visit for more information.

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