Ctrl+S: Dazzle / by Zan Barnett

Check out this amazing project, and even more amazing concept in general.

Image Credit: Pentagram

Image Credit: Pentagram

Domenic Lippa (the best), and his team created this brilliant exhibition installation for The Creative Studio at the V&A based on the visual language of ‘Dazzle’ (click that link for sure).

Dazzle camouflage, painted onto the surface of ships, was an experimental technique pioneered by British artist Norman Wilkinson during the First World War, drawing on avant-garde artistic movements such as Cubism and Vorticism, as well as animal camouflage. These bewildering shapes and angles were designed to skew an enemy’s perception and make it more difficult to determine a ship’s position, direction or speed, rather than to conceal.

When a super-interesting concept, historical significance, black & white palette, typography, and patterns fuse together, it’s hard not to love a project like this.

P.S. sidenote: ‘dazzle’ is a funny word