The army is developing new camouflage patterns. Check out the Washington Post article.
A zebra’s stripes have nothing to do with camouflaging them in tall grass reports a research article in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
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.
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.
The RISD Dazzle website has changed. It is now: dazzle.risd.edu.
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.