Razzle Dazzle 'Em

During WWI, the Navy had some big problems. German U Boats were sinking ships at an alarming rate, that is, until British Artist and naval officer Norman Wilkinson invented Razzle Dazzle Camouflage. This series of brightly colored and highly patterned ships made it difficult to judge the speed and direction the ships were travelling, making them much more difficult to sink. Must've taken forever to paint one of these babies, but as Naval jobs go, I'd take it. Read the whole fascinating story over at Twisted Sifter.


  1. these horizontal(ish) stripes make the ships look fat... uh, I mean phat!

  2. Past the lips and straight to the ships.