current camo compendium

7 02 2010

In the spirit of the recent trend toward an increase in the thought and development of  uniforms for troops, including the design of features as well as camo patterns,  Strike-Hold! has posted loads of great pictures in an article about 21st Century camo uniforms.

"finnish-winter-camo"

"Call that a knife? THIS is a knife!"





camouflage – the exhibition comes to Canada

11 06 2009

Anyone who got to see the Camouflage exhibition at the Imperial War Museum a couple of years ago will appreciate what a treat is in store for those able to make it to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa this summer. The IWM exhibition has travelled across the pond, and is set to inform and inspire new audiences young and old with its immersive display of concealment techniques, from their hand painted origins in the First World War through to the ultra-modern trend for uniforms designed and manufactured with the aid of sophisticated computer programs.

fashion meets function at the Canadian War Museum's camo exhibition

fashion meets function at the Canadian War Museum's camo exhibition

Follow the link to see more about Camouflage, the exhibition – from battlefield to catwalk.

Unfortunately the exhibition has no examples of the PenCott digital multi-environment camouflage, since the pattern was still being trialled when the Imperial War Museum originally presented the show. However, the two British camoufleurs who inspired Hyde Definition’s creative approach to the design of PenCott feature prominently in the Second World War gallery – Professor Hugh Cott, scientist; and artist Sir Roland Penrose. They offered solutions to the problem of concealment from two sources – that of zoological evolution and of visual psychology. At Hyde Definition we combined these points of view, and thus named the pattern in memory of Penrose and Cott: PenCott.

Camouflage is presented by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Imperial War Museum, from June 4, 2009 to January 3, 2010.





swedish splinter on strike-hold!

11 04 2009

My fellow camouflage enthusiast at Strike-Hold! has posted an interesting article on Sweden’s M/90 camouflage pattern, and the desert variant, M/90K. Read more via this link.

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m90-uniform

Pictures courtesy of Strike-Hold!





there`s no camo like snow camo…

18 08 2008

OK, I know that some car fanatics and petrol-heads will have seen this already – but for the rest of you, here is what Swedish pro skier Jon Olsson drives around in – a Lamborghini Gallardo in a custom snow camouflage scheme. Clearly inspired by his native country`s splinter style camo uniforms. I think it`s ice cold!

Swedish M90 camouflage pattern

Swedish M90 camouflage pattern

Via Ekhatch and 6speedonline








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