The Sydney Mall Transformed Into a Flaming 3D Gotham City

"The Dark Knight Rises" by 3D Joe and Max

To celebrate the release of “The Dark Knight Rises” on DVD in Australia, the floor of a Sydney mall was last week transformed into an incredible flaming, cataclysmic 3D rendition of Gotham City by street artists Joe Hill and Max Lowry of 3D Joe and Max.

Designed and installed by the highly talented, award winning collaborative duo, the 4.5m x 4.5m anamorphic artwork transformed the ground floor of Sydney shopping mall The Galeries into a mind-bending scene of destruction.

The mesmerising optical illusion was inspired by the post-apocalyptic view of Gotham that Batman would have seen in the movie “The Dark Knight Rises" after a series of bombs had been detonated throughout the city by Batman’s arch-nemesis Bane.

Sydneysiders were encouraged to glide into The Galeries dressed as their favourite Batman character to make their Batman fantasy appear a reality by interacting and having a photo “hovering above” the impressive 3D masterpiece.

In another amazing Batman inspired 3D creation again promoting the release of "The Dark Knight Rises" on DVD in Australia, 3D Joe and Max recreated the Bat Signal in a Sydney laneway aptly named Batman Lane.

For the past eight years, 3D Joe and Max have travelled the world from New York to Shanghai creating their unique 3D street art. They design their anamorphic paintings to encourage audience interaction. Their eye-catching creations are ideal for live events, marketing campaigns, music videos and TV commercials.

In November 2011, 3D Joe and Max broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest and longest anamorphic painting at West India Quay, London.   Commissioned by Reebok Europe, the 1160.45 square metre creation consisted of a canyon complete with snow and a waterfall upon which members of the public were invited to complete a Reebok CrossFit WOD (workout of the day).

Click the slideshow to see images of the 3D post-apocalyptic Gotham City