Archive for World War I

Cammell Laird Team Starts Work on Dazzle Ship

Posted in News with tags , , on June 3, 2014 by ccovert

Painters from Cammell Laird have begun the process to transform the Edmund Gardner into a Dazzle Ship.


Bedazzle at University of Northern Iowa

Posted in News, Resources with tags , , , , , , , on October 26, 2012 by ccovert

I will be giving a talk on Halloween at the University of Northern Iowa.  It is free and open to the public, so if you are in the neighborhood stop by.  There is an exhibition of student posters for the event currently up as well as an exhibit on camouflage.  For more information see:

I was invited to talk by Roy Behrens, Professor of Art at UNI, RISD Alum, and camouflage scholar.   I highly recommend his new book Ship Shape: A Dazzle Camouflage Sourcebook.


New Light on World War I Topics – Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum

Posted in News with tags , , on April 12, 2012 by ccovert

As part of the centennial celebration of the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson, the Wilson Library is pleased to present a one-day seminar featuring new research on World War I. Several World War I scholars will present new research on the conflict. Included among the speakers are Professor Michael Neiberg, U. S. Army War College; Professor Edward Lengel, University of Virginia; Ms. Claudia Covert, Rhode Island School of Design; and Mr. William Walker, Wilson Presidential Library. Topics to be discussed are the outbreak of the war; the American role in the Battle of Belleau Wood; the use of dazzle camouflage in the war at sea; and the attack on the fortified butte of Montfaucon.

April 14, 2012 9 :00 AM – 4 :00 PM

More info

Press Release

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.

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 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.