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Pimp My Battleship: Dazzle Camouflage

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Dazzle camouflage was developed during World War I. Since ships were hard to disguise against an ever-changing sea and sky, a Royal Navy marine painter named Norman Wilkinson came up patterns that would disrupt the ship’s outline, making it difficult for German U-boats to target.

The Rhode Island School of Design has a permanent collection of drawings you can view online here.

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