is a Chicago based artist whose work involves (among other styles) painting
with the images of the items immediately behind them
, to give the illusion of transparency
(depending on what angle
you're viewing from). The latest campaign
by Amnesty International seems inspired by his work.
Shortly after Jack The Ripper retired,
a man named Henry Holmes moved to Chicago. Using insurance fraud money, in 1892 he built an elaborate mansion with over 60 rooms. This mansion, which became known as The Murder Castle, was perhaps the first extraordinary building in a city that has become known for its architecture, from Frank Lloyd Wright to the Sears tower. In his home, which he ran as a hotel for the unfortunate traveler, Holmes murderd & disposed of as many as 200 victims over the course of the next four years... (more inside)