“Camouflage” for those that don’t already know.
For the military, camouflage became important when long-range weaponry was developed. Before that, there was no need for it, but in the South African Boer wars, at the end of the 19th century, English soldiers wearing red suddenly got shot at more and more.
Read the full feature over at PORT Magazine.
Hardy Blechman definitely knows his camouflage. He co-wrote a ~1000 page encyclopedia of camouflage book, tracking the history of camouflage from its inspiration in nature all the way though it’s military adoption, and onto its use in design and pop culture. Definitely a book I’d like to pick up someday.