Thursday, October 11, 2012
Camouflage Poster | Brandi Weiss
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 Brandi Weiss. Copyright © 2012 by the designer. All rights reserved.
Charles DeKay, "Ships That Fade Away" in The Nation. Vol 107 No 2769 (July 27, 1918), pp. 105-107—
That this kind of cubist painting [dazzle ship camouflage] on a colossal scale should have proved useful in the world war is only one example more of that fact—that you can never tell! What could be duller, more trivial and tiresome—one is tempted to say imbecile—than the pictures so-called of the cubists, with their broken lines, ugly corners, wretched colors, and long-winded explanations that signify nothing? Yet some of their extravagances can be made use of, it seems, in such marine and moving deceits. If indeed it cannot be said that the practitioners of Cubisterie have suffered a sea change into something rich and strange, at any rate they have found some place to stand upon.