Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Camouflage Poster | Danielle Shearer

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 Danielle Shearer. Copyright © 2012 by the designer. All rights reserved.


John F. Parker, “‘Art and the Great War” in International Studio, November 1919—

[In World War I] the cubists certainly had their grand opportunity, were backed financially by the government and, in the navy, the extent of their "canvases" limited only by the length and height of the ships. Thus, the ocean became a perpetual Salon des Independents, upsetting the gravity of sober old tars by the jazz and dazzle of many streaks of color, and introducing altogether a hitherto unknown gaiety into life on the ocean wave.