Why is everything on my desk committing perjury?

Stephen Doyle is a graphic designer and principal of Doyle Partners. (I like the optical illusion David Byrne cover.) He's known for his visual work for the New York Times and for his paper sculptures. The work pictured above is different. It's called Forgeries. (Click it to enlarge.)

At first I wondered why the envelope and Post-it notes were all crinkled. Did they get wet? And it took me a while to notice the yellow pencil is crooked.

Of course, everything pictured is carved out of wood.

Familiar objects don't have to be perfect. If most of the details are correct, our brains don't focus in, and we stop trying to identify, especially if it's a group of objects that all go together.

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