Every once or twice a year, the literature association literatur:vorarlberg, located in Vorarlberg, the westernmost state of Austria, publishes its very own magazine titled V#. The publication provides a platform to present and support the work of regional authors. Each issue is dedicated to a particular theme or topic to which authors are invited to contribute their texts. In autumn 2022, the association published the special issue V#38 Täuschung for which young and upcoming authors were asked to explore the theme of illusion. A wide spectrum of texts was produced and presented alongside hand-drawn optical illusions. The publication was printed with the spot colours blue and orange to achieve a particularly intense colour contrast. This enhances the effect of the optical illusions and contributes to an overall playful appearance of the special issue.