RazzleDazzle

joriswegner:

Dazzle camouflage - Conspiciously disappearing in the urban jungle
Oct 14

joriswegner:

Dazzle camouflage - Conspiciously disappearing in the urban jungle

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Oct 14

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forbes-life:

A Jeff Koons That Floats? Inside Dakis Joannou’s Maritime Masterpiece
Sep 11

forbes-life:

A Jeff Koons That Floats? Inside Dakis Joannou’s Maritime Masterpiece

automotivated:

Jon Olsson
Aug 12

automotivated:

Jon Olsson

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thecreatorsproject:

Abstracting the Fleet: Dazzle Camouflage’s Influence on Contemporary Art and Design
Picasso claimed it to be a product of Cubist influence. Others attributed it as a play on the abstract chaos of Italian Futurist art. Vorticists from Britain, on the other hand, actually participated in the concept’s development, with movement artists such as Edward Wadsworth contributing some 2,000-odd designs for ship patterns.
Regardless of its roots, dazzle camouflage is arguably one of the most strikingly aesthetic tools of war ever employed. Shapes and stripes decorated along the outer surfaces of merchant and war vessels were intended to confuse enemy submarines of a “dazzle ship’s” exact nautical position. Beautiful, stunning, and, in practice, terrifying, it was a rare occurrence where art was the technology and war became a medium. 
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Jul 29

thecreatorsproject:

Abstracting the Fleet: Dazzle Camouflage’s Influence on Contemporary Art and Design

Picasso claimed it to be a product of Cubist influence. Others attributed it as a play on the abstract chaos of Italian Futurist art. Vorticists from Britain, on the other hand, actually participated in the concept’s development, with movement artists such as Edward Wadsworth contributing some 2,000-odd designs for ship patterns.

Regardless of its roots, dazzle camouflage is arguably one of the most strikingly aesthetic tools of war ever employed. Shapes and stripes decorated along the outer surfaces of merchant and war vessels were intended to confuse enemy submarines of a “dazzle ship’s” exact nautical position. Beautiful, stunning, and, in practice, terrifying, it was a rare occurrence where art was the technology and war became a medium. 

READ MORE

Jul 29

ahistoryofwar:

Dazzle camouflage (also known as Razzle Dazzle or Dazzle painting) was a military camouflage paint scheme used on ships, extensively during World War I and to a lesser extent in World War II. The idea is credited to the artist Norman Wilkinson who was serving in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve when he had the idea in 1917. After the Allied Navies failed to develop effective means to disguise ships in all weathers, the dazzle technique was employed, not in order to conceal the ship, but rather to make it difficult for the enemy to estimate its type, size, speed and direction of travel. After seeing a canon painted in dazzle camouflage trundling through the streets of Paris, Picasso is reported to have taken credit for the innovation which seemed to him a quintessentially Cubist technique.

Jul 8

rocketumbl:

PAK-FA

Jun 27

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haider80:

Sukhoi fighter T50
Jun 15

haider80:

Sukhoi fighter T50

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formfollowsfunctionjournal:

Y.D. [Yankee Division] Boys’ Parade, troop ship
Jun 2

formfollowsfunctionjournal:

Y.D. [Yankee Division] Boys’ Parade, troop ship

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