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File this under ingenious graphic design tricks I would like to someday copy. Graphic designer Ren Takaya created this poster for a design workshop that, at first, appears to be rendered using a cheap & corny photoshop drop shadow. However, upon close examination, one realizes that the effect is actually achieved using a very analog process – meticulously cutting out neon-colored paper lifts. Brilliant!

[correction] A previous version of this article displayed the poster horizontally. It was meant to be displayed vertically.