Monday, October 15, 2012

Camouflage Poster | Autumn Hall

Above One of ninety posters designed by graphic design students at the University of Northern Iowa, to advertise an upcoming talk on WWI ship camouflage by RISD scholar Claudia Covert. This is one of three posters designed by Autumn Hall. Copyright © 2012 by the designer. All rights reserved.


Hugh Hurst, "Dazzle-painting in War-time" in International Studio (September 1919), pp. 93-99—

[To see the formation of a convoy of dazzle camouflage ships] was a kaleidoscopic effect as each vessel passed slowly down the river to take up her appointed station outside the bar; stripes crossing stripes, blue, black, green, and gray appearing and disappearing. At times a large patch of some strong color would detach itself from the side of a vessel, as if by a miracle, and eventually disclose the fact that it belonged to another vessel lying unsuspectedly alongside; and when, finally, all were in position and were viewed from a distance, there appeared again nothing but an interesting confusion.