Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Camouflage Poster | Kellie Heath

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 Kellie Heath. Copyright © 2012 by the designer. All rights reserved.


Anon, “‘Fresh Red Salmon Proves to Be Old Catch Camouflaged ” in the Washington Times, Wednesday, March 6, 1918, p. 3—

A local food inspector discovered by accident that all camouflage artists are not at the front.
Salmon so "red" that it blushed like a rouged lady in the chorus, had every indication to the eye of being this year’s catch, but was contradicted by the sense of smell, indicating that the salmon was taken from David Jones’ locker some time previous.

The slabs of fish, after a thorough coat of red paint, had been put through a smoking process to destroy the odor.

Health experts are making a diagnosis of the "paint," and if found injurious to the health the "camouflager" will be sent over the top.