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'So Far Away' Flyscreen

It would be so fine to see your face at my door...
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Screen printed flyscreens or fine bead curtains with the full sized image - facing inwards - of a dear, absent friend or lover.

Each time you open the door...

[thanks to Carole King]

ConsulFlaminicus, Jan 14 2008

A screenful of beloved deceased family members. http://kunarion.com.../skeeter_screen.jpg
It keeps the Skeeters away. [Amos Kito, Jan 19 2008]

Photos that appear to change with distance. http://www.digitalj...ng_Optical_Illusion
[Amos Kito, Jan 19 2008]


       ..... complete with dead flies all over their visage ... ? Oh yes, very endearing ....
8th of 7, Jan 14 2008

       I'd like to see certain people's faces on fly swatters.
DrCurry, Jan 14 2008

       Ooh ooh ooh! How about this? Each flyscreen is custom-made, and comes with a matching adhesive film that sticks to the door's glass. The adhesive film is covered with a seemingly uniform grid of fine lines, rather like the fly screen.   

       Miraculously, when the screen and film are both installed, the face of your beloved appears, shimmering.   

       How is it done? By carefully tweaking the pattern of wires on the screen, and lines on the film, so that Moiré interference recreates the image when viewed at the right angle. EDIT - since posted as almost an idea.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 14 2008

       Can I get one with the depiction of some sort of carnivorous plant?   

       I like my fly screens ironic.
Letsbuildafort, Jan 14 2008

       What are these magic fly-killing and fly-sticking flyscreens of which you speak? We do not have them here. I must search my bogan reference material to see if I can uncover the mystery...
ConsulFlaminicus, Jan 14 2008

       //I like my fly screens ironic.// Yes, but cupric ones will last longer in wet climates.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 14 2008

       The Photoshopped [Link] is a rough version of the idea. Note that from a distance the people are easier to see, but they begin to disappear as you get to the door. This image might work best if you print it out. With some photo enhancement, the screen image would show up better. As with the Marilyn Monroe - Albert Einstein illusion [other Link], proximity (as well as lighting, outside objects, etc.) will affect the clarity of your screen door image. And, it's all just a little bit creepy.
Amos Kito, Jan 19 2008

       "Turin Shroud" Flyscreen, anyone ?
8th of 7, Jan 19 2008

       This would make me so so sad. :( I'd see the ones I miss and then when I try to get near they are gone... day after day--- I see you in the window, but when I walk up you fade... and it's only the EMPTY house... Oh god... I'm bawling now... :( oh!
futurebird, Jan 19 2008


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