A brief history of camouflage: military, art, and fashion

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on March 18, 2012 by ccovert

The army is developing new camouflage patterns. Check out the Washington Post article.

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Zebra Stripes

Posted in News, Resources with tags , , on March 17, 2012 by ccovert

A zebra’s stripes have nothing to do with camouflaging them in tall grass reports a research article in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

World War II Ship in Dazzle

Posted in Resources with tags , , , , on March 17, 2012 by ccovert

While dazzle camouflage is mostly associated with World War I it was used some in Word War II. Here is the USS Bush before it was painted battleship grey.

Liverpool Open Eye Photography Gallery

Posted in News with tags , , , on November 4, 2011 by ccovert

The gallery’s new space is opening tomorrow. The facade of the gallery has a temporary installation of work by S Mark Gubb, a Cardiff based artist. Gubb’s installation is called Good Sailing and incorporates dazzle camouflage.

New RISD Dazzle website address

Posted in Resources, RISD with tags , , , , on October 28, 2011 by ccovert

The RISD Dazzle website has changed. It is now: dazzle.risd.edu.

Dazzle prints for sale

Posted in RISD with tags , , , on January 7, 2010 by ccovert

We are offering ten of our dazzle plans as high quality archival prints. They are available online, through risd|works (under “Fine Art”). International orders please call risd|works at 401-277-4949.

The library plans to release an edition of ten plans (five sets of starboard and port sides) annually. This year’s edition is selections from Type 1 and Type 2 representing Tankers and Standard Steel ships. Proceeds benefit the Fleet Library at RISD’s special collections and exhibitions. The dazzle collection is housed in special collections and the funds raised will help preserve this collection.

The prints are the size of the original plans (10 or 14 by 34). All of the Type 2s are 14 inches high and all of the Type 1s are 10 inches high.

Exhibit Extended

Posted in News, RISD with tags , , on March 31, 2009 by ccovert

Update: The first floor of the exhibit (including history of camouflage and dazzle plans and photos) will be opened until April 9, 2009.