How do you describe when an image is comprised of two (or more) unrelated different things?
Here are some examples to illustrate what I’m talking about:
Elephant + music notes:
Light bulb + hand:
Saxaphone + castle:
The closet term that comes to my mind is Gestalt’s multistability - I but the way I understand multistability is that you only percieve one of the two things at a given time - like this illusion, where it’s either a rabbit or duck depending on how you look at it:
I’m not sure if there is a proper term. Trying to find similar logo approaches I searched “visual wordplay” logos and found some that followed this approach. I also saw some people calling them visual puns. Both those terms seemed “off” to me.
I mean, “visual wordplay” isn’t “word” play. If anything it should be called “visualplay” or “symbolplay” or something along those lines. Likewise, I don’t see them as puns, but I guess pun is close in that it is a double visual meaning of sorts.
I also see some similar designs when I search “hidden visuals” logos.