Tricky Teaser Poster For True Blood Season 2

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:31 am,

For you fans of True Blood out there, we have a little teaser for you for the upcoming second season of the HBO hit vampire show.

The teaser comes in the form of a new poster for the second season which of course features a blood spill pattern, the show’s trademark image. Pay special attention though as the poster is much more than that (hint: it’s designed from the Rubin’s Vase concept)

Take a look and see if you notice anything cool about this and I’ll explain after:

true blood season 2 poster Tricky Teaser Poster For True Blood Season 2

Look closely! At first glance you may just see the blood but if you focus in on the dark sections, you’ll see the silhouette of a vampire about to feed from some poor lady’s neck. This concept is based off the famous Rubin’s Face, a famous optical illusion that allows for two completely separate interpretations of the same image. Here’s the original Rubin’s face image so you can compare:

rubin face Tricky Teaser Poster For True Blood Season 2

Is it a vase or a pair of faces?

If you haven’t seen True Blood, think of it as Twilight strictly for adults. I caught the entire first season a few months back and I really enjoyed it. What made it even better is that its cast includes Alexander Skarsgård who is my preferred candidate in the running to play the character Thor in Marvel’s upcoming slate of films.

The second season brings back the main cast of characters including Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse, Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton, Sam Trammel as Sam Merlotte, Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse and Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton.

What do you think of True Blood and are you excited for the second season?

The second season of True Blood begins June 14, 2009.

Source: THR

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  1. Well, I have 0 interest in anything vampires. I guess the whole fascination of cool or sexy people of the night is completely lost on me.

    But cool poster. :-)

  2. I’ve never read the books the show is based on and thought the show would be stupid when I first saw it advertised on HBO. I watched the first episode about a week after it had aired initially and was hooked right away. I’m looking forward to more of the story.

  3. The show actually starts off kinda slow,but really picked up after the 3rd episode.

    It is actually one of the better shows on t.v. and I’m really looking forward to see what they are going to do this season.

  4. I haven’t seen the show but I must say that’s a really good poster

  5. I’m all over the vamp thing although I just can’t get into Twilight. True Blood stays closer to the books than most but it’s still changing things. Some they have to because of the hurricane – that caused some major plot changes that they will have to either figure out how to go backwards in time or just skip all together. That was a great book too.

    The first couple of episodes just seemed like porno lite to get men to watch, not just women. It’s true in the books that the brother porks just about any woman who slows down to a walk but geez!

    Then I started recognizing characters from the books, knew why they were there even if it was so far in advance I realized that they were actually following the plot – to a point.

    I think all the sex was originally thrown in to get men to watch – it made my husband want to see it. But once they got a couple of shows in it actually became a lot less porno and a lot more story. And I hope that they keep the Pelitier family in it instead of just using the character names.

    So if I can’t have Blood Ties at least I have a show that’s on the correct cable channel appropriate to its subject matter (Blood Ties on LIFETIME?). I gave it a chance and after the first few episodes I was hooked and my husband hated it. That’s exactly when the amount of hot chicks getting laid was greatly reduced. LOL

    Random thought: GREAT poster (the one in blood). The other one is ok but not as clever or unusual. That type of imaging has been done before but you really had to look at the blood poster to see the different images. Well done.

    And that’s all the blathering I have left in me about this show for the moment. Yes, I know. You’re welcome. ;)

  6. Well the other one is not actually a poster for the movie, he was just showing you the type of illusion they were using for this poster. That is a very old optical illusion thing with the faces making the cup…

  7. Ew. Please do not even mention True Blood in the same sentence as that cruddy Twilight. The books are way better than that Twilight mess. I don’t know how I feel about some of the changes the show has made but I’m going to be optimistic. They nailed most of the characters so I’m willing to put up with a few deviations.

  8. Wow, i didn’t even notice the blood drain from the top left corner, I only saw the one person biting into the other person’s neck. I totally didn’t get what you meant when uou said the blood spill pattern. I had to stare intensely for about ten minutes to get it.

  9. I think that that’s one creative poster. Great Graphic Artist whomever that was.

  10. @ Claire,

    The opposite for me, the first time I saw this in a large format all I saw was the blood on first glance till I read a sentence explaining it. Then it took a few seconds for me to focus on the faces.

    Now that I know what it is, I can’t really make out the blood and all I see are the obvious silhouettes. It’s a neat illusion which different people see differently :)

    btw, there’s a second poster out there that’s exactly the same except with the tagline changed. Instead of “Ready for Seconds?” it says “Ready for New Blood?” but I like ours better :)


    It’s very educational, fun filled trilling romantic and seductive show!!!

    Can’t wait for the second season!!!

    I’m so excited!!!

  12. This is interesting…when I first looked at the poster I didn’t see the blood spill at all, just the two figures. I had just assumed that they were silhouetted on a red background.

    New season of True Blood starts in 10 days!